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.
Amidst the trade conflict with the US, China is undertaking efforts to increase domestic soybean production. According to Reuters a recent document by the provincial government of Heilongjiang, one of China’s major grain producing regions, calls for an extra 5 million Mu (333,333 ha) to be planted with soybeans in 2018.
During this year’s Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) under the motto “shaping the future of livestock – sustainably, responsibly, efficiently” and in the framework of the International Green Week (IGW), DCZ attended to a Chinese Delegation from the Foreign Economic Cooperation Center (FECC) of the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture, Director General Mr Yang Yi and European Division Head […]
The 20th Anniversary of the Sino-German Organic Agriculture Development Cooperation Project “Development of Biological Agriculture in Poverty Stricken Areas of the P.R. of China”, took place during October 22 to 23, 2017, in Yuexi County, Anhui Province. The event was part of the “Ecological Civilization Construction Forum” lecture tour in Anhui and Hubei Provinces, organized by the newspaper “China Environment […]
Phase 1 of the DCZ coming to an end Dear Friends, Supporters and Associates of the German-Chinese Agricultural Center (DCZ), The first phase of the DCZ is coming to an end on March 31st, 2018. The DCZ was inaugurated by the Chinese Minister of Agriculture, Han Changfu and the German Minister of Food and Agriculture, Christian Schmidt on 23rd of […]
Plans for a new restructured Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Next week on March 20th, 2018, the 13th National People’s Congress will most likely approve the State Councils submission to restructure several ministries and commissions from the ground up. The Ministry of Agriculture shall become the new Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and will gain overall importance. It will integrate responsibilities of the Ministry of Water Resources (farmland and […]
New “Document No.1” 2018 focuses on rural revitalization For the 14th year in a row, CPC Central Committee and the State Council have released “Document No. 1” on 5th February 2018. The policy document is a major indicator of priorities devoted to agriculture, farmers and rural areas. The document calls for the continuation of supply-side structural reform to further reform and develop the agricultural sector while at the […]
International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) organizes the 5th European Organic Leadership Course (OLC) from May 2017 to February 2018. This intensive, one-year course empowers participants to assume greater responsibilities in finding organic solutions to address the world’s environmental and social challenges. It is IFOAM’s flagship training program, comprising two face-to-face sessions and 10 webinars. After the first residential […]