About the Project
The Sino-German Agricultural Centre (DCZ) is a joint initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People’s Republic of China (MARA).
Recent developments in China with relevance to Sino-German cooperation in the agricultural sector and current DCZ activities!
Latest DCZ Publication
NEW: Read about the Status Quo of Chinese Soil Contamination!
DCZ Smart Agriculture Website
Learn about the perspectives of political decision-makers, entrepreneurs and farmers on smart agriculture.
The DCZ Team in Beijing
Phase 3 of the Sino-German Agricultural Centre (DCZ) commenced on the 1st of April 2022. Meet our team of international experts here.
Dr. Jürgen Ritter
German Managing Director (DCZ)
has been in China since 2001 and was involved in the implementation of several cooperation projects between the European Union and China, mainly in the fields of Village Governance and EU-China Policy Dialogues.
Previously Jürgen Ritter worked as lecturer at the Institute of Chinese Studies at University of Tübingen in Germany, spent several years in Hong Kong and Taiwan, and after 17 years in Beijing regards this as his second home.
Dr. Eva Sternfeld
Advisor Science Dialogue and S&T Platform
is specialized in issues related to China’s environmental policies and resource economy.
Prior to working with DCZ, Eva Sternfeld was a visiting professor at the Institute for East Asian Studies at Freie Universität Berlin and head of the Center for Cultural Studies on Science and Technology in China of the Berlin Institute of Technology (TU Berlin). Between 2000 and 2008 she has been working as a foreign advisor for the Center of Environmental Education and Communication of the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection in Beijing. She has widely published on issues related to urban/rural development and water management in China.
Dr. Aihemaitijiang Rouzi
Advisor Agricultural Sustainability
obtained his master’s and Ph.D. from University of Greifswald, KU-Eichstätt and Technical University of Berlin, Germany in the field of Geography. He has been working on numerous research and academic exchange projects between China and Germany funded by NSFC, VolkswagenStiftung, BMBF, DAAD and CSC. His main focus has been sustainable agriculture, agro-economics, alternative crops, ecosystem services and water issues in NW China.
Dr. Michaela Böhme
Policy Analysis, Public Relations and Monitoring
is an expert in agri-food studies with an area focus on China. Her work covers China’s agricultural transformation and its implications for the global agri-food system, including issues related to food security, agricultural trade, and overseas investment. Long-term field research has taken her to China on multiple occasions. Michaela holds a PhD in Global Studies from the University of Leipzig and has worked as an agribusiness consultant and analyst, focusing on China’s domestic agricultural and rural policies.
has long-term experience with Sino-German cooperation projects before joining DCZ. She assists the project team, especially the team leader in their activities and is responsible for office management and financial matters.