Minister of Agriculture of the People's Republic of China (MOA)
The political leadership and funding support of the DCZ lies with the MOA together with the German BMEL.
The Ministry of Agriculture of the Peopleâ€™s Republic of China (MOA) is an executive agency of the State Council. Areas of responsibility include crop production, animal husbandry, fishery, agricultural reclamation, township and village enterprises, feed industry and others.
Foreign Economic Cooperation Center, Ministry of Agriculture, PR China
In 2015, the Beijing headquarters of DCZ were set up in the offices of the Foreign Economic Cooperation Center (FECC). FECC is the Chinese implementing partner of DCZ.
FECC (and its China-EU Agricultural Technology Center) was established in 1984. It is a government-affiliated institution of director-general level under the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) that is responsible for the agricultural foreign economic cooperation.
The guiding principle of FECC is to promote modern agriculture to ensure food security, and to take responsibility for promoting agricultural diplomacy through the coordination of international and domestic markets and resources. It plays a leading role in pursuing the “going global” and “bringing in” strategies in opening up, establishing agricultural multilateral and bilateral cooperation mechanisms. It undertakes activities to improve agricultural technology and the development ability in developing counties by introducing Chinese enterprises, talents, technologies and trades options to the global market.
In 2014, FECC has been recognized as a model for a south-south cooperation research center by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
CAAS is the Chinese implementing partner of the scientific component of the DCZ.
The Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) was established in 1957. It is China’s national agricultural research organization, directly affiliated to the Ministry of Agriculture. The CAAS has a strategic task of serving nation-wide agricultural and rural development and empowering farmers with science and technology. Its major mandates focus on strategic and applied research solving key scientific problems, which are of national or regional importance.
The CAAS has about 10,000 staff members and 42 research institutes (incl. 8 co-hosted institutes) located in 17 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the Central Government.
The CAAS has established extensive international cooperation relationships with more than 40 countries and international organizations, and plays a strong leadership role in China’s collaboration network.
National Animal Husbandry Service
NAHS is the Chinese implementing partner of the Sino-German Animal Breeding Project.
National Animal Husbandry Service is an institution affiliated to MOA.Â Their main responsibilities to promote national animal husbandry (including feed, grassland livestock production systems, dairy) are strains and technology promotion, livestock management, breeding resource conservation and forage species management, quality management and animal husbandry certification, grassland improvement and biological disaster prevention and control of the national technical support mechanism.
Jiangsu Provincial Agricultural Reclamation and Development Corporation
Jiangsu Provincial Agricultural Reclamation and Development Corporation (SKIAD) is the Chinese implementing partner of the Sino-German Crop Production and Agrotechnology Demonstration Park in Dayou, North Jiangsu.
SKIAD was established in 1952. The headquarter of the company is located in Nanjing. SKIAD covers five business sectors, which are agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fishery; food processing; pharmaceutical industry; trade and logistic; investment and real estate; and general equipment manufacturing.
After more than 60 years of reform and development, it has become a large national owned enterprise that combines business from agriculture, industry to commerce. At present, 42 enterprises and institutions are subordinated to SKIAD, of which 18 state-owned farms are scattered in 13 different counties; 18 exclusively invested enterprises and shareholding enterprises are located in Nanjing, Lianyungang, Yancheng, Huaian, Zhenjiang from Jiangsu province and Chengde from Hebei province respectively. The total land area of SKIAD is 1.818.000 mu (equivalent to 121.200 ha), including arable land, forestry areas and water areas.
Center of International Cooperation Service
CICOS is the Chinese implementing partner of the Sino-German Trainee Programme.
The Center of International Cooperation Service of the Ministry of Agriculture was established in 1998 based on the needs for international cooperation projects for agricultural development, and as an expansion of the translation office of MOA. Since 2007, the China Agricultural International Cooperation Association has been affiliated to CICOS by authorization of the Department of Personnel and Labor of the MOA.
CICOS has 10 different departments, including a general office, a finance department, two translation departments, a cooperation department, an exchange department, a civil affairs department, a visa office, a concierge, and an information office. There is 51 staff. The main functions of the CICOS are to assist in foreign affairs and to provide services for the agricultural international cooperation and exchange.