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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.