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!
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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.
22 November 2021
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) released “Measures for the Administration of Experimental Zones for Opening and Foreign Cooperation in Agriculture” on 30 September 2021. This document integrates broad policy goals from the No.1 Document with regards to foreign cooperation in agriculture and offers a general guideline and framework how they should be implemented. [...]
11 October 2021
A few days before the official opening of COP 15 negotiations, where China as the host country is expected to play a key role, the State Information Office released a White Paper outlining on 26 pages China’s achievements and current policy on biodiversity. [...]
11 October 2021
On 23 August, the Chinese government unveiled a plan for the green development of the country's agricultural sector over the next five years.[...]
30 September 2021
On 9 September, the Information Center of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and the China International E-commerce Center released the "2021 National County Digital Agriculture Rural E-commerce Development Report" online.[...]
30 September 2021
On 12 September 2021, the General Offices of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council jointly released the “Guideline on Deepening Reform of Eco-compensation Mechanism for China”. [...]
22 September 2021
In September the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science (CAAS) has released a plan promoting key subjects during the 14th Five-Year plan period (2021-2025) for agricultural science and technology innovation. [...]
18 September 2021
On 23 July 2021, the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Ministry of Technology, Ministry of Industry and Information, Office of Central Cyberspace Administration, State Market Regulation Bureau and National Rural Revitalization Bureau jointly released the “Digital Rural Development Guideline 1.0”. The document provides a road map for digital village development in China. [...]
4 August 2021
From 17 July 2021 to present, Henan Province has experienced a series of extreme flooding and its aftermath due to heavy rain. As of 3 August, 302 flood related casualties have been reported, 50 people still have been missing and an estimate of economic loss stood at 17 Billion USD. [...]
20 June 2021
The Institute of Rural Vitalization under the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences was unveiled in Beijing on June 18. According to Tang Huajun, president of the CAAS, the new institute aims to combine research with education, nurture agricultural talents and promote the development of scientific achievements in the process of rural vitalization. [...]
24 May 2021
On 22 May, the renowned Chinese agronomist, Yuan Longping, died at the age of 91 in Changsha. Since the 1980s, Yuan developed hybrid rice strains with a 20% higher yield than existing strains. His contribution to feeding the Chinese population has been honoured by more than 100 000 people who queued to offer their condolence. [...]