History and Task
of the Foundation

In 2000 Dr. Hermann Eiselen (1926 - 2009) established the Foundation fiat panis as a non-profit foundation under civil law, which took over the task of research funding from the Eiselen Foundation in January 2010. Dr. Eiselen defined the Foundation fiat panis to be his sole heir and thereby to strengthen the importance of the successful work of the Eiselen Foundation in the field of research support to end hunger in the world.

Dr. Eiselen was convinced that the problems of food supply of a rapidly growing world population can only be solved on the basis of scientific research. Founded by him and his father, the Eiselen Foundation was a pioneer of private research support in the fight against hunger since 1982. This tradition is now being continued by the Foundation fiat panis. It initiates and promotes innovative projects of university development-related agricultural and nutritional research, which are designed to contribute to the improvement of the nutritional situation in the southern hemisphere and to alleviate the effects of hunger and poverty.

In addition, the Foundation has the task of supporting especially young academics who deal with solutions to the hunger problem.