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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8 June 2021
From the 2rd to 3rd of June 2021, the Sino-German Agricultural Centre organized its yearly Agribusiness Conference under the theme of “Approaches to Modern and Sustainable Agriculture” in the city of Nanjing, Jiangsu Province. The event brought together representatives from government institutions, various private companies and academics from agricultural research facilities in China and Germany.[...]
24 May 2021
This year's Sino-German Agribusiness Conference will take place in Nanjing from 2 to 3 June 2021. The conference is organised by the Sino-German Agricultural Centre in the context of the bilateral cooperation between the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA).[...]
7 May 2021
On 29 April, the Exchange Forum on Sino-German collaborations in agricultural sciences started with a first workshop at the CAAS Agriculture Information Institute (AII). Promoting new research collaborations in agricultural sciences between China and Germany is one of the main tasks of the S&T Platform. This series of workshops with German and Chinese researchers at different Chinese institutions will continue throughout this year.[...]
14 April 2021
On 7 and 8 April the DCZ, in cooperation with the Institute for Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture (IEDA) of CAAS and the Sino-German Animal Breeding and Husbandry Project successfully organized the first module of the virtual study tour on “Animal Manure Treatment and Utilization”. [...]
7 & 8 April: Upcoming seminar on environmental and administrative aspects of animal manure utilisation in Germany
30 March 2021
In cooperation with CAAS, the DCZ S&T Platform organises the first seminar on "Animal Manure Treatment and Utilisation in Germany" with a focus on administrative and environmental aspects. This free seminar is a hybrid event, both online and offline, and the presentations will be simultaneously translated in English and Chinese. [...]
26 March 2021
On the 11 March, DCZ experts participated in a webinar organized by IAK Agrar Consulting to inform practitioners about the impact of the coming reform of the EU Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) on their enterprises.[...]
11 March 2021
DCZ experts Dr. Eva Sternfeld and Lea Siebert were invited to give a presentation at the Chinnotopia lecture series. This program is organised by the University of Kiel and deals with the latest trends and innovations from China and their impact on society.[...]
DCZ Agribusiness Dialogue Advisor attends Workshop on Sustainable Supply Chain for Agricultural and Forestry Products
1 March 2021
Invited by the State Forestry and Grassland Administration (SFGA) and the British Embassy, Prof. Yonggong Liu, DCZ Agribusiness Cooperation Advisor, attended the “High Level Consultation Workshop on Transition toward Sustainable Supply Chain for Agricultural and Forestry Products and Virtual Meeting on Share Experiences with UK Global Resource Initiatives (GRI)” on 25 February 2021. [...]
2 February 2021
On 26 January the S&T platform in collaboration with the Department for International Cooperation and the Institute for Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture (IEDA) of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) organized a panel on “Animal manure management practices in China and Germany” at the International online conference “Progress in Manure & Digestate.[...]
18 December 2020
On 15 January, at the invitation of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science (CAAS), Dr. Jürgen Ritter, German Managing Director of the Sino-German Agricultural Centre, Dr. Eva Sternfeld and Dr. Aihemaitijiang Rouzi participated in the 17th “Insights on agriculture and Rural Affairs” Forum. [...]