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!
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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. [...]
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. [...]