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Latest Publication - 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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Latest Publication - 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: [...]
MARA Unveils Plan to Promote the Development of New Agricultural Entrepreneurs and Service Providers
18 March 2020
As follow-up action of implementing China’s 2020 No.1 Document, on 9 March 2020, the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) published a Plan for Promoting Healthy Development of New Agricultural Business Entities/Entrepreneurs and Service Providers (2020-2022). [...]
11 March 2020
On 3 March 2020, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA), the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), jointly released an Official Notice on Subsidizing the Scrapping of Agricultural Machines. [...]
3 March 2020
Inspired by an ancient Chinese saying “A good start-up in the spring ensures the whole year harvest”, on 25 February 2020, Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) held a national video conference for arranging 2020 spring agricultural work. [...]