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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DCZ Smart Agriculture Website
Learn about the perspectives of political decision-makers, entrepreneurs and farmers on smart agriculture.
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, […]
10-12 September 2018, Harbin Global Symposium on Black Soils (ISBS18) The Symposium aims to promote the sustainable use and management of black soils and identify relevant research gaps within countries with black soils.
For more information and registration please refer to:
http://www.fao.org/global-soil-partnership/resources/events/detail/en/c/1069384/ or contact Yuxin.email@example.com
8-11 September 2018, Xiamen International Fruit and Vegetable Industry and Urban Agriculture Exhibition
8-11 September 2018, Xiamen International Fruit and Vegetable Industry and Urban Agriculture Exhibition, Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center. More information: http://xmhxexpo.com/en/index.htm
On the morning of September 3, BMEL Parliamentary Secretary of State Hans-Joachim Fuchtel and his delegation met with Zhou Jianping, executive deputy director of the Beijing International Horticulture Exhibition Coordination Bureau (BIHECB) and Wang Chuncheng, deputy director of BIHECB to discuss the plans for the German Exhibition Zone and Pavilion. Following the meeting deputy director Wang Chuncheng accompanied Fuchtel and […]
This PigProgress article looks at the impacts the US-China trade war may have on the global markets for pork and soybean. China as well as Mexico recently introduced import tariffs to pork and soy in reaction to the import tariffs introduced by the US. By targeting the US agriculture, the measures aim at president Trump’s supporters in the US countryside. […]
On July 25, 2018 the European Court of Justice decided that gene editing techniques including CRISPR-Cas9 developed after 2001 are subject to the same strict safety regulation with regard to genetically modified organisms. Chinese media have reported about the court verdict and quote undisclosed scientists and entrepreneurs, who call the decision a drawback rather than a breakthrough. The reports compared […]
Sino-German inter-governmental consultations: German agriculture minister Julia Klöckner meets her Chinese colleague Han Changfu
On July 8, newly appointed German agriculture minister Julia Klöckner met her Chinese colleague Han Changfu in Berlin. The two ministers agreed on closer cooperation in the field of research and rural development, as well as exchange in the field of digitalisation in agriculture and food industry. They agreed that the Chinese market will be opened for imports of German […]