Frederick Schoppa

Frederick Schoppa completed his Bachelor's and Master's degree in agricultural sciences with a focus on agribusiness in Göttingen. After his studies, he worked for seven years in the food industry as a cultivation consultant and sustainability manager. In this capacity, as well as in cross-sectoral working groups, he was able to gain extensive experience in various (sustainability) certifications along the value chains, climate accounting in agriculture and food production, as well as experimental work on variety breeding and environmental optimisation of farming methods.
The desire to do a doctorate led Mr Schoppa back to the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen in May 2022, where he is involved in the development of a climate and environmental label for food.

Research focus:

  • Consumer Behaviour
    • Stakeholder interests
      • Data management in the food industry

      • Research projects:

        Development and testing of a climate label for food in Lower Saxony (EEKlim)
        For the achievement of international and national sustainability goals, environmentally conscious nutrition has increasingly moved into the public interest and political discussions. In addition to transformation processes in agriculture and the food sector, consumers are also considered to play an important role. The planned project therefore aims to develop a scientifically based framework concept for a climate label and to test its practicability for the agricultural and food sector in Lower Saxony. The label to be developed is to be designed in such a way that environmentally friendly consumption and production patterns are promoted in the food sector. The project is funded by the Lower Saxony Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection.


        • Marketing Origin Labelling in Foods: Identification of Relevant Consumer Target Groups in Germany