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.
5 February 2020
The General Office of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs issued an urgent notice on maintaining the normal production and market order of animal husbandry and guaranteeing the market supply of meat, eggs and milk. [...]
5 February 2020
US president Donald J Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He have signed US-China phase one trade deal at the White House, Washington DC on January 15th, 2020. The document is 94 pages which includes six chapters. Chapter three of the agreement specifically addresses agricultural trade [...]
On October 13 2019 the State Council of the People’s Republic of China released a White Paper on “Food security in China”. This paper summarized Chinese achievements in ensuring food security and outlined future strategies and policies. According to the paper China has been actively contributing to global food security governance by not only feeding its own population (one fifth of the world population) but even producing more (one quarter of global food production) than domestic population needs. [...]
On the meeting on Dec 1st MARA stated that it is crucial to ensure “food basket” supply during Chinese New Year 2020, especially big cities should shore up its pork supply and develop its poultry, beef and aquatic products during the holiday season. [...]
According to Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, pork supply and price issues have received social attention. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, together with the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, the Ministry of Transport, and the Banking Regulatory Commission, have successively issued 17 policy measures to support the development of pork production. [...]
The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA), the National Health Commission and the State Administration for Market Regulations jointly released the “National Food Safety Standards Maximum Residue Limits of Pesticides in Foods”. This edition sets new standards for 7107 Maximum Residue Limits for 483 Pesticides in 356 kinds of food products. Compared to the 2016 edition, there were additional 50 pesticides and 2967 Maximum Residue Limits added. [...]
On April 29, the International Horticultural Expo 2019 opened in Yanqing district, in the northwest of Beijing. The world’s largest horticultural exposition “Live Green, Live Better” will run until October 7, 2019 and demonstrates on 960 ha exhibits related to horticulture and sustainable technologies from different regions of China and 86 nations.
On 19 February 2019, Xinhua News Agency released China’s No.1 Document entitled “On the Issues of Prioritizing Agricultural and Rural Development and Perfecting ‘San Nong’ Work1”. The Document was jointly issued by CPC Central Committee and the State Council on 3 January 2019. The document stressed the special importance of “San Nong Work” in the context of increasing pressure of economic slow-down and the changing domestic and international environment. “San Nong Work” is described as “ballast stone”, the weight which provides stability to a ship when it is without cargo, for a healthy and sustainable social and economic development in the country.
The document highlighted following priority areas [...]
7 ministries jointly released National Planning of Quality-Based Agricultural Development (2018-2022)
On 18 February 2019, seven Chinese ministries, i. e. Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA), National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Ministry of Finance (MOF), Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), State Food and Strategic Reserve Administration (SFSRA), jointly released an official document named National Planning of Quality-Based Agricultural Development (2018-2022) [...]
Beijing, Sept. 27 2018, according to XINHUANET, — the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the State Council has released a “Rural Vitalization Strategic Plan 2018–2022”, mapping out a number of major projects, programs and actions. The document outlines key tasks for the 2018-2022 period toward the strategy’s overall goal of building rural areas with thriving businesses, […]