LebensMittelPunkt (LMP) Lichtenberg

23 August 2022

LebensMittelPunkt (LMP) Lichtenberg
Berlin, Germany


The LMP Lichtenberg is one of more than 12 LMP initiatives in Berlin; the FoodSHIFT 2030 Berlin Lab is collaborating with all of them. The LMP Lichtenberg is a citizen-driven initiative founded in 2018, which seeks to build up a Food Hub as a space for trading, sharing, preparing, and consuming food, while simultaneously enabling inclusive community building and empowerment. The Food Hub Lichtenberg started with workshops, implemented a CSA and planted fruit trees in local schools. The LMP was set-up to address the lack of space for alternative food networks in the city, the urgent need for food system transformation and stimulation bottom-up initiatives.


The environmental and social impact the LMP Lichtenberg would like to reach and to contribute to in the long term is to shift the food system of the district – accelerating access to good local food, knowledge about it and creating a community. The LMP plans to upscale
and become a manager of food system change.


More Information:
Website: www.lebensmittelpunkte-berlin.de/lichtenberg
Email: lebensmittelpunkt-lb ‘at’ web.de



Info about the Innovators and the Innovation portraits Catalogue

FoodSHIFT 2030 aims to launch an ambitious citizen-driven transition of the European food system towards a low carbon circular future, including a shift to less meat and more plant based diets. This transition is necessary in order to address the pressing challenges for food and nutrition security, contribute to the EU commitment of reducing GHG emissions by at least 40% by 2030, and revitalize urban-rural linkages and partnerships.

To do so, it establishes FoodSHIFT Accelerator Labs for maturing, combining, upscaling and multiplying existing food system innovations across nine front-runner city-regions. In turn these innovations contribute to the FoodSHIFT vision.

An Innovation Catalogue called “Innovation Portraits” was created to snapshot each of the Food Innovations connected with each of the FoodSHIFT Accelerator Labs (FALs) across the 9 city regions.

Info about the Innovation Portraits Catalogue

The Innovation Catalogue will snapshot each of the Food Innovations connected with each of the FoodSHIFT Accelerator Labs (FALs) across the 9 city regions. Each FAL has a dedicated innovation focus and each chapter will present innovation cases from a particular FAL. For each of the innovations presented, a snapshot of the innovation concept and purpose will be given, alongside the key impacts the innovation has in relation to the FoodSHIFT Impact Pathways and the acceleration ambitions of the innovation.

In addition, each innovation portrait is also categorized according to its Innovation Dimension. These dimensions indicate what kind of innovation is being presented, and where in the value chain it plays a role. This is indicated by these tabs. The dimensions are defined as follows:

Product – Innovations in this category address new or updated products, including quality, safety and market impact.

Process – These innovations are relevant to new technologies for processing, logistical improvements, infrastructure and new/improved services.

Social – Innovations in this category are relevant to changes in behaviour (e.g. consumers/citizens), development of new relationships and inclusiveness.

Governance – The innovations address policy developments, including food planning, subsidies, taxing, certificates & labelling.

Learn more about all the Innovation portraits: https://foodshift2030.eu/meet-the-people-changing-your-food-system/


Our local FoodSHIFT Accelerator Labs (FALs) have each identified 10 inspiring innovators from their city region that have developed sustainable solutions for the improvement of the food system in their area. Across these 90 innovators, there are diverse initiatives that are unique examples of how a food system can be transformed from the inside-out; ranging from Community Supported Agriculture, roof-top beekeeping, to fermented food projects. Read more information in the Innovation Portraits Knowledge Hub Post and view the full snapshot profiles of these innovators are provided in the Innovation Portraits.


Through the development of events, tool kits and resources in collaboration with research partners, the FoodSHIFT Accelerator Labs will share their approaches and inspire us all to join a food systems shift.