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 Publication
NEW: Read the DCZ analysis of China's Document No. 1!
DCZ Smart Agriculture Website
Learn about the perspectives of political decision-makers, entrepreneurs and farmers on smart agriculture.
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 […]