About the Project
The Sino-German Agricultural Centre (DCZ) is a joint initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People’s Republic of China (MARA).
Recent developments in China with relevance to Sino-German cooperation in the agricultural sector and current DCZ activities!
Latest DCZ Publications
Brief analyses, studies and policy briefs looking into current topics of the agricultural sector in China and Germany.
DCZ Smart Agriculture Website
Learn about the perspectives of political decision-makers, entrepreneurs and farmers on smart agriculture.
China’s NPC approves the major strategic development areas and targets for the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025)
26 March 2021
The fourth session of 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) of China opened on 5 and closed on 12 March 2021 in Beijing. One important part of the agenda for this year was to review and approve the 14th National Five-Year Plan (FYP) to be implemented in the period from 2021 to 2025. [...]
23 February 2021
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council jointly released the Document No. 1 on 21 February 2021. [...]
9 February 2021
To regulate and promote the effective rural land circulation as a requirement of modern agricultural development in China, on 26 January 2021 the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) released the Administrative Measures for Rural Land Use Right Circulation. The official document will come into effect on 1 March 2021. [...]
19 November 2020
On 3 November 2020 Xinhua News Agency released the principle proposals of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China on formulating the Fourteenth Five-Year Plan (FYP) and setting the long-term development goals for 2035. [...]
20 October 2020
The National People’s Congress Standing Committee of China voted to adopt the law on October 17th, 2020, according to Xinhua, and it will come into effect on April 15th, 2021.[...]
23 September 2020
Since China's accession to the WTO, the scale of agricultural trade between China and EU has expanded year by year. According to China Customs data, from 2002 to 2019, Chinese exports of agricultural products to the EU increased by 4.9 times. In 2019, they reached 9.44 billion U.S. dollars, meaning an average annual growth rate of 11%, which was 2.7 percentage points higher than that of the United States over the same period. [...]
24 July 2020
On July 16th, the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) released the “China Rural Industrial Development Plan 2021-2025”. According to the proposed “plan”, the establishment of the rural industrial system will be completed by 2025 and the quality and efficiency of rural industries will be significantly improved: the rural employment structure will be optimized and the channels for farmers' income will continue to expand. [...]
22 July 2020
As a follow-up action for implementing the State Council’s 2020 No.1 Document, Outline of Digital Rural Development Strategy and Key Works of Digital Rural Development in 2020, on 18 July 2020, seven Chinese ministries, i.e. Cyberspace Administration of China, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Industry and Informatics, et al, jointly released a Circular on Conducting National Rural Digitalization Pilot Work. [...]
MARA Releases Guidelines to Accelerate the Development of Facility-Based Agriculture and Horticulture
1 July 2020
On 27 June 2020, MARA released official guidelines to accelerate the development of facility-based agriculture and horticulture. The document points out the importance of facility-based horticulture technologies and equipment for securing the “vegetable basket” and for increasing farmer’s income. [...]
8 June 2020
On 8 June 2020, China published the “Report on Implementation Achievements of Rural Revitalization Strategic Planning (2018-2019)”. The report is jointly prepared by Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA), National Development and Reform Committee (NDRC) and other 25 relevant ministries. The report concludes that the implementation of the strategic planning in the past two years has achieved significant progress and laid a good foundation for the implementation in the forthcoming years [...]