Sami Çeltikoğlu studied agricultural engineering. He is specialised in food security, sustainability and rural development policies. He completed his Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Rural Development and Agricultural Poverty Alleviation and the Design of New Agricultural Policies. He then completed his second master’s degree in ecotoxicology on harmonising land use with climate change.

He has been working at the Independent Institute for Environmental Issues (UfU) since 2021 and is mainly involved in projects on food security and migration in the context of climate change. He is also the spokesperson for the Berlin Food Policy Council.

Before joining UFU, Sami Çeltikoğlu worked as a project manager in the fields of rural development, food security and integration of renewable energy sources into agriculture, and as a research assistant in the field of biodiversity at the Eberswalde University of Applied Sciences for Sustainable Development.

In 2012, he received the “Social Entrepreneur Award” for his contribution to sustainable world governance from the International Youth Foundation and the Sylvan/Laureate Foundation with his project “Safe Food, Safe Future”, which aims at local development towards safe food production.



Projekt 4646 – Klimawandel in der Landwirtschaft, Lebensmittelsicherheit und Know-how-Transfer zwischen Deutschland und der Republik Kasachstan, (2022-2023)

KlimaGesichter II, (2023 – 2025)

KlimaGesichter, (2019-2022)

Publications (selection)

Celtikoglu, S., Reck, A., Müller, N., Zschiesche, M. (2023). Wahrnehmung des Klimawandels in Kasachstan aus der Sicht kasachischer Landwirt:innen. Unabhängiges Institut für Umweltfragen. Berlin.

Celtikoglu, S., Possible uses of geothermal energy in agriculture in the transition to a new energy future. (Research article) Denge Magazine; Publications of the EU energy promotion program within the framework of the EU program “Civil Law Dialogue between the EU and Turkey”; January 12, 2016; Page 5 (2016).

Celtikoglu, S., The past, present and future of table grape exports in terms of food safety. (Research Article) Hasad Magazine, Edition: 313, 92-96 (2011).

Gencsoylu, İ., Celtikoglu, S., Sesamia nonagrioides (Lep .: Noctuidae) ve Ostrinia nubilalis Hbn. (Lep .: Pyralidae) ’in I. and II. Determination of Contagion Rate, Larval Density and Locations of Plant in Corn. Turkey VI. Field Crops Congress, September 5-9, 2005, Antalya, Pages: 257-261 (2005)

Environmental Law & Participation
B.Sc. Agricultural Engineer
M.Sc. Entomology-Ecotoxicology
M.A. Social Sciences

Research Associate

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