Latest DCZ News:

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.[...]

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.