Securing the feed and food supply chain in bio- and agro-terrorist (BAT) damage situations

In the SiLeBAT project, bio- and agroterrorist (BAT) damage situations were examined which could endanger the health of the population directly through the contamination of food or indirectly through the infection of farm animals. In order to be able to react effectively in a possible BAT damage situation, solutions were developed in the joint project.

Source: Jannis Knorr/

Crisis events in the agricultural and food sectors have led to a rethink in the Federal Government, the federal states and cross-border European economic regions: It had become clear that the susceptibility and vulnerability of global flows of agricultural and food products not only required cross-departmental and cross-national exercises in crisis management, but at the same time forced economic enterprises to take individual responsibility. Therefore, by bundling all forces active in crisis prevention and crisis management – decision-makers and those responsible at the political and administrative levels as well as in the business sector – the interaction in future damage situations should be prepared and tested in joint exercises of all actors.


GIQS e.V. was involved in the SiLeBAT project as a subcontractor of the University of Bonn (Abteilung für präventives Gesundheitsmanagement). In this context, GIQS organised expert workshops in which project results were passed on to potential participants in the sector.

  • Funding agency: BMBF
  • Budget: 7.3 MM Euro
  • Term: 10/10 - 10/14
  • Partners: 9