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 about the German seed sector and seed policies in Germany!
DCZ Smart Agriculture Website
Learn about the perspectives of political decision-makers, entrepreneurs and farmers on smart agriculture.
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.[...]
Participation in Farmers’ Seminar on Agricultural Products Safety and Sustainable Development of Ecological Agriculture
30 October 2020
On October 29, Eva Sternfeld participated in a seminar for peach farmers in Pinggu District in Beijing’s north east, at the invitation of the Beijing Yichen Fruit and Vegetable Production and Marketing Cooperative. Topic of the event was the improvement of agricultural product safety by introducing quality standards and competitiveness of ecologically produced fruits. [...]
26 October 2020
On October 24 and 25, DCZ science advisor Eva Sternfeld visited the Ecoland Club Farm (ECF 乐田农场) in Shanghai, Fengxian District, to discuss the prospects for implementing a “climate field” environmental education project at ECF with Dr. Pan Tao. [...]
Report on the 6th Field Day of the Sino-German Crop Production and Agrotechnology Demonstration Park (DCALDP)
26 October 2020
Dr. Aihemaitijiang Rouzi from the Sino-German Agricultural Centre (DCZ), along with Mr. Hu Yan’an, deputy director of the Foreign Economic Cooperation Center (FECC) of MARA, and Ms Zhang Xian, DCZ project manager at FECC, traveled to Binhai county, Jiangsu province to attend the 6th field day by Sino-German Crop Production and Agrotechnology Demonstration Park (DCALDP). [...]
4 October 2020
In response to the DCZ study on the value chain of soybeans in China and Germany, the DCZ authors were invited to participate in the fifth ‘Protein Paradoxes’ Workshop, organized by the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) on 1 and 2 October.[...]
14 August 2020
On August 13, 2020 the DCZ S&T organized a workshop for research coordinators of German research institutes affiliated to the German Ministry for Food and Agriculture (BMEL), Leibniz institutes and departments for agriculture sciences of German universities and universities of applied sciences. [...]
5 August 2020
Smart Agriculture is this year’s key topic in the DCZ Agricultural Policy Dialogue. Originally, a study visit on this subject to Germany and France was planned, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic a physical study visit had to be cancelled. Instead a virtual tour on the topic Smart Agriculture is being implemented. [..]
DCZ participation in IAMO Forum 2020: „Digital transformation – towards sustainable food value chains in Eurasia“
29 June 2020
Between June 24-26, the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) held its annual international conference focussing on the topic „Digital transformation – towards sustainable food value chains in Eurasia“. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this year’s conference was held online. The event was attended by more than 400 participants from all over the world. The DCZ as well as representatives of institutes of the DCZ partner, the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), actively contributed to the conference. [...]