Latest DCZ News:
MARA Releases Guidelines to Accelerate the Development of Facility-Based Agriculture and Horticulture
1 July 2020
On 27 June 2020, MARA released official guidelines to accelerate the development of facility-based agriculture and horticulture. The document points out the importance of facility-based horticulture technologies and equipment for securing the “vegetable basket” and for increasing farmer’s income. [...]
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.[...]
8 June 2020
On 8 June 2020, China published the “Report on Implementation Achievements of Rural Revitalization Strategic Planning (2018-2019)”. The report is jointly prepared by Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA), National Development and Reform Committee (NDRC) and other 25 relevant ministries. The report concludes that the implementation of the strategic planning in the past two years has achieved significant progress and laid a good foundation for the implementation in the forthcoming years [...]
Note: New Publication on the Impact of COVID-19 on the Oil Price and Food Security
The DCZ partner Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) published a new Policy Brief on “COVID-19, the oil price slump and food security in low-income countries”: “As food security in these states largely depends on imports of wheat and rice, domestic food prices are expected to rise due to the currency depreciation. This puts further pressure on populations with already low incomes, while local shutdowns and reduced economic activity lead to additional income losses.” The full policy brief can be downloaded here.
Latest DCZ Publications
Policy Brief on the Strategy 2030 of the German Dairy Sector
This policy brief provides a short analysis of the Strategy 2030 of the German Dairy Sector which was released in January 2020 by several representative associations from the German agricultural industry. As ‘sustainability’ was set as the Strategy’s guiding theme, the proposed measures concerning the objectives of ‘animal welfare’, ‘sustainability’ and ‘environmental concerns’ are assessed and key areas of further action are defined. The appendix provides an overview of the association structures in the German milk sector.
Policy Brief on Livestock Production and Climate Change
As an outcome of the DCZ-subproject German-Chinese Cooperation on Agriculture and Climate Change, this policy brief discusses the challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in livestock production. Best practice case examples from Germany and China are presented which show that efficient nitrogen use in combined livestock and crop production is feasible.