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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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On July 2-3, the Kick-off meeting of the subproject of DCZ, the “German-Chinese Cooperation on Agriculture and Climate change“ was held in Beijing. [...]
On 31st August 2019, Paul Miehe, Junior Expert for the DCZ, and Anne Veltes, MA student and intern for the DCZ, participated in this year’s Farm to Neighbors (F2N) Market Press Conference. [...]
Between September and December 2019, I am doing an internship at the Sino-German Agricultural Centre (DCZ) as part of my master’s degree. I am currently enrolled at Aarhus University’s Human Security program. Human Security is a concept developed by the United Nations Development Program in 1994. It is based on seven interconnected pillars: economic security, political security, personal security, community security, food security, environmental security and health security. [...]
Between June 30 and July 5, the Sino-German Agricultural Centre (DCZ) Science & Technology (S&T) platform in cooperation with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) and the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bio-economy (ATB) in Potsdam organised a conference and excursion in Germany for a delegation of 13 researchers from CAAS institutes and other Chinese agricultural research institutions. [...]
The 5th Field Day of the “Sino-German Crop Production and Agrotechnology Demonstration Park” (15-16 June 2019) has been highlighted by the visit of Germany’s Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, Ms. Julia Klöckner, as well as high ranking members of the German and Chinese ministries of agriculture and a delegation of German agribusiness representatives. [...]
On the occasion of the China visit of the German Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, Ms Julia Klöckner, the 2019 Sino-German Agribusiness Conference was held on 14 June in Kunlun Hotel, Beijing. The conference organized by the DCZ team was jointly sponsored by the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) and the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL). [...]
On 29 May 2019, the annual Project Steering Committee (PSC) meeting of the Sino-German Agricultural Centre (DCZ) took place to review the progress of the DCZ in the past year and to discuss and approve the work plan for the coming project year. [...]
At the occasion of the visit by the German Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, HE Ms. Julia Klöckner, the DCZ organizes the Sino-German Agribusiness Conference 2019 on 14 June 2019 in Beijing, Kunlun Hotel.
The Sino-German Agribusiness Conference serves as a platform that facilitates exchange of experiences and lessons on topics addressed by the DCZ between German and Chinese companies and business associations as well as with political decision-makers and researchers.
This year about 200 participants representing MARA and BMEL, Chinese and German agricultural and food industry, entrepreneurs, academic and research institutions are expected to attend the event which includes
- Keynote speeches by high-level representatives on the background and status of rural development in Germany and China
- Presentations on the cooperation on sustainable development of environmentally friendly animal husbandry
- Cases of contributions to sustainable agricultural development
- Panel discussion “Who learns what from whom?”
For more information please see the Agenda.
Reports and presentations of the Conference will be available here shortly after the event.
On May 19, Eva Sternfeld, on behalf of DCZ, participated in the opening ceremony of the 9th Beijing International Urban Agricultural Science &Technology Festival, which was organized on the occasion of the National Science & Technology Week (May 19-26). [...]
On May 15, 2019, on invitation of CAAS, DCZ short-term expert Dr. Carsten Hoffmann, a soil and data scientist at the Research Platform “Data” of the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), gave a workshop about “Smart Farming: Tools for digitization and data management” at the Institute for Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning” for scientists and PhD researchers at CAAS. [...]