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).
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27 September 2022
Every September, the World Economic Forum (WEF) organizes the Sustainable Development Impact Meetings alongside the UN General Assembly Meeting in New York. This year, DCZ expert Eva Sternfeld joined the session in Beijing to discuss with Chinese and German scholars about integrated land-use practices that could help China achieve its environmental and food security goals.
09 September 2022
On 9 September, the DCZ held a kick-off event to officially launch the third phase of the project. Organized as a hybrid event, participants from politics, research, and agribusiness highlighted the importance of further cooperation between Germany and China as food security and climate change affect the agricultural sectors of both countries.
30 August 2022
2,000 m2 of arable land would be available to every person on earth if the arable land available worldwide were evenly distributed. More than ten years ago, the Weltacker (Global Field) project was founded in Berlin – an educational project that cultivates the most important crops that would be needed if we wanted to feed the world’s population on these 2,000 m2 per person. On 26 August, DCZ expert Eva Sternfeld joined the first international convention of Global Field projects in Berlin-Pankow, giving insights into the production of a Chinese-language manual for Global Fields and the DCZ-supported creation of a Global Field project in Shanghai.
13 July 2022
Held since 2017, the Organic Field Days are the biggest convention of organic farmers in Germany. This year, Eva Sternfeld, Head of Scientific Dialogue at DCZ, visited the event at Gladbacher Hof in Villmar-Aumenau, Hesse to find out about the latest trends and innovations shaping Germany's organic farming sector.
24 June 2022
Against the backdrop of climate change, food crises, and market turbulences, bilateral cooperation to exchange experiences and jointly promote sustainable agricultural development is more important than ever, the 2022 Agricultural Policy Dialogue (APD) held in Berlin on 20-21 June concluded. Organized by GFA on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and its Bilateral Cooperation Program, the event brought together bilateral projects from Germany's key partner countries to discuss current opportunities and challenges in agricultural cooperation.
Third Exchange Forum on Sino-German agricultural collaboration brings together German and Chinese researchers in plant and animal breeding
20 April 2022
On 11 April 2022, German and Chinese scholars in the fields of biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology came together for a third successful online workshop within the framework of the Exchange Forum on Sino-German Collaboration in Agricultural Sciences. Hosted by the Agricultural Genomics Institute Shenzhen (AGIS) of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) and co-organized by the S&T Platform of the Sino-German Agricultural Centre (DCZ) and the Department for International Cooperation of CAAS, the workshop focused on opportunities for Sino-German cooperation in agricultural genomics and biotechnology and their application for improved plant and animal breeding. [...]
6 January 2022
On the morning of 27 December 2021, the China Seed Association held a workshop on a new subsection for crop seeds of the 5th China International Import Expo (CIIE). Mr. Zhang Yanqiu, President of China Seed Association, presided over the meeting. A total of 25 representatives from the Sino-German Agricultural Centre (DCZ), Sino-US Agricultural and Food Cooperation Project, Asian Association of Crop Science and other institutions, as well as international seed companies such as Bayer, Syngenta, Limagrain, BASF (China), KWS (China) etc. participated in the workshop.[...]
8 December 2021
In the context of the bilateral cooperation between the German Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) the 7th Sino-German Agricultural Week (DCAW) was held from 1 to 2 December 2021 in Beijing. As the Corona situation is still continuing, the DCAW was organized as an online event with only staff and moderators present in the premises of the Foreign Economic Cooperation Center (FECC) in Beijing. [...]
29 November 2021
On 22 November afternoon until late the DCZ held the second module of the “Virtual Study Tour on Animal Manure Treatment and Utilization in Germany” with the focus on new research in this field as an online event with more than 175 participants. [...]
25 November 2021
On 10 November DCZ science advisor Eva Sternfeld participated in the online Kick-off meeting of the joint research project DITAC (Digital Transformation of China’s Agriculture – Resources, Trade and Food Security.[...]