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 Publication
NEW: Read about the German seed sector and seed policies in Germany!
DCZ Smart Agriculture Website
Learn about the perspectives of political decision-makers, entrepreneurs and farmers on smart agriculture.
4 August 2021
From 17 July 2021 to present, Henan Province has experienced a series of extreme flooding and its aftermath due to heavy rain. As of 3 August, 302 flood related casualties have been reported, 50 people still have been missing and an estimate of economic loss stood at 17 Billion USD. [...]
20 June 2021
The Institute of Rural Vitalization under the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences was unveiled in Beijing on June 18. According to Tang Huajun, president of the CAAS, the new institute aims to combine research with education, nurture agricultural talents and promote the development of scientific achievements in the process of rural vitalization. [...]
24 May 2021
On 22 May, the renowned Chinese agronomist, Yuan Longping, died at the age of 91 in Changsha. Since the 1980s, Yuan developed hybrid rice strains with a 20% higher yield than existing strains. His contribution to feeding the Chinese population has been honoured by more than 100 000 people who queued to offer their condolence. [...]
24 May 2021
According to China Daily, The Nanfan Breeding Research Center under the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences was established on 19 May 2021 in Sanya, South China's Hainan province, which would be the first national institute within the Nanfan seed breeding base. [...]
Opinion of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs on Comprehensively Promoting the Construction of the Rule of Law in Agriculture and Rural Areas
12 May 2021
Three days before the new law on the Promotion of Rural Revitalisation was adopted, on 26 April the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs published the "Opinion on Comprehensively Promoting the Construction of the Rule of Law in Agriculture and Rural Areas".[...]
10 May 2021
On 29 April 2021, China’s top legislature, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), adopted a new law on preventing food waste by offering legal backing to the country's efforts to safeguard food security and promote traditional virtue of thrift. [...]
7 May 2021
On 29 April 2021, the Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Promotion of Rural Revitalization was adopted after the third review at the 28th session of the 13th National People's Congress Standing Committee, China's top legislature. It provides an overall and systematic legal guarantee in pursuit of the rural vitalization strategy. [...]
China's current market situation and an outlook until 2030: the China Agricultural Outlook Report was released
26 April 2021
Last week the China Agricultural Outlook Report (2021-2030) was officially released at the corresponding conference, hosted by the Agricultural Information Institute (AII) of CAAS in Beijing. The report, published by the Market Early Warning Expert Committee of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA), provides a review of the current market situation for the main agricultural products as well as an annually update of projections for the next ten years. [...]
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. [...]