DCZ Activities

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. [...]

A meeting with a high-level delegation from Saxony, Germany, was successfully held on 22 March 2019 at the German Embassy in Beijing. The meeting was jointly hosted by the German Embassy in Beijing and the Sino-German Agricultural Centre (DCZ). Headed by Dr. Thomas Schmidt, Saxony State Minister of the Environment and Agriculture, the delegation was comprised of 19 participants, among them members of the Saxony State Parliament, officials from the ministry, CEOs and general managers of agricultural, food and agro-trade companies from the Federal State of Saxony [...]

On 5 March 2019, the German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association VDMA China Representative Office hosted an Agricultural Machinery China Management Meeting (CMM) in Qingdao, Shandong Province. Altogether, 41 participants representing 21 international agricultural machinery companies respectively from Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Denmark, etc., attended the one-day meeting. At the invitation of the chief representative of VDMA in China, Dr. Jürgen Ritter, German Managing Director of the Sino-German Agricultural Centre (DCZ), and Prof. Liu Yonggong, DCZ advisor for agri-business cooperation and professor at the China Agricultural University, attended the meeting and presented the work of the DCZ [...]

Between February 26 and March 1, 2019 the 24th expert meeting on Sino-German Agricultural Research Collaboration was held in Hangzhou. The collaboration between the science and research divisions of the agricultural ministries of the two countries was established in 1978 and since 1981 regular bi-annual meetings have been held. The successful collaboration resulted so far in the financial support of 550 bilateral projects in agricultural sciences (this included funding of whole projects, workshops and conferences as well as travel grants). This year’s delegation on German side included Dr. Hartmut Stalb, Director for Research, Operational Coordination and Information Technology at the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), Dr. Ursula Monnerjahn-Karbach [...]


The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA), the international conference focussing on the future of global agri-food industry, was held in Berlin from 17th to 18th January, 2019. On January 18, the Sino-German Agricultural Centre (DCZ) that is a project implemented by IAK Agrar Consulting GmbH and the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) in the context of the bilateral cooperation programme of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) co-organized two events. The expert panel “Going digital against the drought. New technologies and challenges in their implementation” was organized in cooperation with the German Agribusiness Alliance (GAA) and IAMO. Following the opening remarks by [...]

As the central annual event of the Sino-German Agricultural Centre (DCZ) the 4th Sino-German Agricultural Week (DCAW) was successfully held from 26 to 28 November 2018 in Beijing.  The event is jointly sponsored by the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) and German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and was organized jointly with the […]

Science & Technology Leading Green Development Monday, 26 November: Forum on Digitalization in Agriculture (CAAS) Tuesday, 27 November 2018:Forum on Environmentally friendly Sustainable Livestock Development (Landmark Hotel) Wednesday, 28 November 2018: The 4th Sino-German Agricultural Dialogues and Exchange (Landmark Hotel)  Sponsored by: International Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA), P.R. China and International Cooperation Department of the Federal Ministry of Food […]

DCZ science advisor Dr. Eva Sternfeld participated in the 14th conference of ICARDC which was hosted by Ningxia University in Yinchuan, Ningxia autonomous Hui province. ICARDC is an informal academic network of meanwhile about 400 scholars, NGO practitioners and policy makers which was set up in 1989 to discuss issues related to agriculture and rural development. Papers presented and discussed […]

DCZ science advisor Dr. Eva Sternfeld attended the 2nd World conference on Farm Animal Welfare which was held on Oct. 24-25. About 500 international and Chinese participants attended the conference hosted by FAO and the China Association for Promotion of International Agricultural Cooperation. The Conference was organized by the International Cooperation Committee of Animal Welfare (ICCAW) an organization founded in […]

On invitation of the Division of Foreign Economic Cooperation of the Heilongjiang Agricultural Commission Liu Yonggong, DCZ advisor for Agri-Business and Eva Sternfeld, DCZ advisor for Science and Technology participated in the International Conference on Sustainable Development of Rice Industry. The conference was held in the context of the 1st International Rice Festival. Liu Yonggong and Eva Sternfeld introduced the […]