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.
16 April 2020
This summary was prepared based on the report “5G+agricultural application”, released on April 8, 2020, by Gao Kaoping from VCEARTH agri-consulting company (35斗), based in Chongqing, China (http://vcearth.com/).[...]
MARA Signs a Cooperation Agreement with Tencent and China Telecom on Practicing Digital Rural Governance
8 April 2020
As a follow up action to implement the rural governance strategy promulgated in China’s 2020 No.1 Document, on 2 April, the Department of Rural Cooperative Economy, Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA), signed a cooperation framework agreement with Tencent Co., LTD and China Telecom Group to expand the application of information technologies and “Internet+” in rural areas. [...]
18 March 2020
On 11 March 2020 a ministerial notice on the 2020 Agricultural and Rural Policies and Rural Reform Work has been released by the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. The notice highlighted the following key policy and reform areas: [...]
MARA Unveils Plan to Promote the Development of New Agricultural Entrepreneurs and Service Providers
18 March 2020
As follow-up action of implementing China’s 2020 No.1 Document, on 9 March 2020, the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) published a Plan for Promoting Healthy Development of New Agricultural Business Entities/Entrepreneurs and Service Providers (2020-2022). [...]
11 March 2020
On 3 March 2020, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA), the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), jointly released an Official Notice on Subsidizing the Scrapping of Agricultural Machines. [...]
3 March 2020
Inspired by an ancient Chinese saying “A good start-up in the spring ensures the whole year harvest”, on 25 February 2020, Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) held a national video conference for arranging 2020 spring agricultural work. [...]
2 March 2020
In compliance with the national No. 1 Document on Agriculture and Rural Development, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) promulgated an official notice on key countermeasures to ensure China’s 2020 Crop Production on 6 February 2020. [...]
12 February 2020
The Sino-German Agricultural Centre (DCZ) has again received important support. As the responsible project manager from the implementing company (IAK Agrar Consulting GmbH, Leipzig) Stanimira Penkova reports, the Vice Minister of Agriculture of the People's Republic of China, Zhang Taolin, appreciated the project on January 17 when he visited the state of Saxony as an important link between the agricultural sectors of both countries. [...]
10 February 2020
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and the Central Cyber Security and Information Committee of China jointly published the on December 25th, 2019 which will provide a blueprint for digitalization of agriculture and rural areas. [...]
10 February 2020
On January 5, China released its No.1 Central Document 2020 on agricultural and rural development. The document declared two key tasks to work on in 2020, i.e. eliminating rural absolute poverty and overcoming the various shortcomings in the work on “sannong” (the three rural issues: agriculture, farmers and rural areas). The document reemphasized the importance of sannong work in order to achieve the goal of constructing a well-being society in the upcoming decades. [...]