With the Green Party in charge of the ministry of agriculture and the EU’s “Green Deal” in place, German agricultural policy is expected to become more sustainable and climate friendly.
This policy brief analyzes the policy goals for Germany’s agriculture sector under its new coalition government, in power since September 2021, and the impact of the EU’s “Green Deal” strategy.
Agricultural production in Germany and the EU is to become more extensive, the brief finds. At the same time, the EU and Germany want to enforce social and sustainable standards in trade with third countries and in supply chains.
Author: Jens-Peter Loy (Kiel University)