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.
14 April 2021
On 7 and 8 April the DCZ, in cooperation with the Institute for Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture (IEDA) of CAAS and the Sino-German Animal Breeding and Husbandry Project successfully organized the first module of the virtual study tour on “Animal Manure Treatment and Utilization”. [...]
7 & 8 April: Upcoming seminar on environmental and administrative aspects of animal manure utilisation in Germany
30 March 2021
In cooperation with CAAS, the DCZ S&T Platform organises the first seminar on "Animal Manure Treatment and Utilisation in Germany" with a focus on administrative and environmental aspects. This free seminar is a hybrid event, both online and offline, and the presentations will be simultaneously translated in English and Chinese. [...]
26 March 2021
On the 11 March, DCZ experts participated in a webinar organized by IAK Agrar Consulting to inform practitioners about the impact of the coming reform of the EU Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) on their enterprises.[...]
11 March 2021
DCZ experts Dr. Eva Sternfeld and Lea Siebert were invited to give a presentation at the Chinnotopia lecture series. This program is organised by the University of Kiel and deals with the latest trends and innovations from China and their impact on society.[...]
DCZ Agribusiness Dialogue Advisor attends Workshop on Sustainable Supply Chain for Agricultural and Forestry Products
1 March 2021
Invited by the State Forestry and Grassland Administration (SFGA) and the British Embassy, Prof. Yonggong Liu, DCZ Agribusiness Cooperation Advisor, attended the “High Level Consultation Workshop on Transition toward Sustainable Supply Chain for Agricultural and Forestry Products and Virtual Meeting on Share Experiences with UK Global Resource Initiatives (GRI)” on 25 February 2021. [...]
2 February 2021
On 26 January the S&T platform in collaboration with the Department for International Cooperation and the Institute for Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture (IEDA) of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) organized a panel on “Animal manure management practices in China and Germany” at the International online conference “Progress in Manure & Digestate.[...]
18 December 2020
On 15 January, at the invitation of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science (CAAS), Dr. Jürgen Ritter, German Managing Director of the Sino-German Agricultural Centre, Dr. Eva Sternfeld and Dr. Aihemaitijiang Rouzi participated in the 17th “Insights on agriculture and Rural Affairs” Forum. [...]
11 December 2020
The 6th Sino-German Agricultural Week (DCAW) was successfully held from 30 November to 3 December 2020 at Yanqi Lake, Huairou, Beijing, as well as an online event. As an important bilateral exchange and dialogue platform in agriculture, the event was jointly sponsored by the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) and the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and organized by the Sino-German Agricultural Centre (DCZ).[...]
16 November 2020
In the context of the bilateral cooperation between the German Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and the Chinese Ministry for Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) the 6th Sino-German Agricultural Week will be held from 30 November to 3 December 2020. The week is jointly sponsored by MARA and BMEL, implemented by the Sino-German Agricultural Centre (DCZ).[...]
2 November 2020
At the invitation of the China National Seed Trade Association Dr. Jürgen Ritter, German Managing Director of the Sino-German Agricultural Centre, participated in the “Hainan Free Trade Port Seeds Industry Development Forum” on 30 October in Sanya. At this occasion he introduced the fields of activities of the Sino-German Agricultural Centre, in particular the cooperation activities in the seeds sector with German partners of the Federal Plant Variety Office and the German Plant Breeders’ Association.[...]