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.
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. [...]
11 June 2020
On June 10, 2020 the DCZ S&T platform in cooperation with the Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning (IARRP) of CAAS successfully organised a workshop on Sino-German cooperation in agricultural sciences. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the event was organised as an online conference.[...]
DCZ published Collected Specialist Publication on Climate Change and Agriculture.
21 January 2020
Dr. Aihemaitijiang Rouzi, senior expert on agricultural sustainability from DCZ participated at the “2020 Tsinghua Forum on the Three Rural Issues” on January 4th which was organised by China Institute for Rural Studies of Tsinghua University. “Three Rural Issues” has been proposed by the former Chinese President Hu Jintao and refers to agriculture, rural areas and farmers. [..]