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Latest Publication: 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.
16 April 2020
This summary was prepared based on the report “5G+agricultural application”, released on April 8, 2020, by Gao Kaoping from VCEARTH agri-consulting company (35斗), based in Chongqing, China (http://vcearth.com/).[...]
Note: New Publication on Climate Protection in Chinese Agriculture
On behalf of GFA/BMEL, Dr. Florian Schierhorn and Dr. Daniel Müller from IAMO published a new study on "Climate Protection and Adaptation in China". Dr. Daniel Müller has also been a member of DCZ's climate component expert team. The full text can be downloaded here (in German).
MARA Signs a Cooperation Agreement with Tencent and China Telecom on Practicing Digital Rural Governance
8 April 2020
As a follow up action to implement the rural governance strategy promulgated in China’s 2020 No.1 Document, on 2 April, the Department of Rural Cooperative Economy, Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA), signed a cooperation framework agreement with Tencent Co., LTD and China Telecom Group to expand the application of information technologies and “Internet+” in rural areas. [...]
Latest DCZ Publications
Study on Soybean Value Chains in China and Germany
This Study provides insights into soybean value chains in China and Germany, respectively, and outlines current research endeavours to improve soybean breeding, planting and processing. The part on the German value chain and its actors provides understanding of the actual state of research and production models like the demo farms in Southern Germany. The identified interest for an enhancement of domestic soybean production in China and Germany as well as unresolved challenges on the way to an efficient and sustainable soybean production, suggest a beneficial cooperation between scientific institutes, the agribusiness and politics from both countries.
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Collected Specialist Publication - Climate Change and Agriculture
As the outcome of a Sino-German collaboration, a new DCZ selected specialist publication compiles articles on responses to climate-related challenges in the agricultural sector in both countries. It introduces the current climate policy in China and Germany and provides information on the development of GHG emissions and the most important political measures taken. Furthermore, research findings with a focus on mitigation of GHG in livestock production are presented, focusing on nitrogen use efficiency in livestock production and options for improvement. Climate change impacts on crop production in Europe and its projected future impacts are presented and adaptation and mitigation measures through plant breeding are assessed. Current global developments and their impacts on GHG emissions are covered by comparing emissions from pork production and feed imports in China and the European Union, highlighting the impacts of recent trade disruptions and African swine fever on trade flows of pig feed, pork and related emissions.
18 March 2020
On 11 March 2020 a ministerial notice on the 2020 Agricultural and Rural Policies and Rural Reform Work has been released by the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. The notice highlighted the following key policy and reform areas: [...]