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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).
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Third Exchange Forum on Sino-German agricultural collaboration brings together German and Chinese researchers in plant and animal breeding
20 April 2022
On 11 April, German and Chinese scholars in the fields of biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology came together for a third successful online workshop within the framework of the Exchange Forum on Sino-German Collaboration in Agricultural Sciences. Hosted by the Agricultural Genomics Institute Shenzhen (AGIS) of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) and co-organized by the S&T Platform of the Sino-German Agricultural Centre (DCZ) and the Department for International Cooperation of CAAS, the workshop focused on opportunities for Sino-German cooperation in agricultural genomics and biotechnology and their application for improved plant and animal breeding. [...]
6 January 2022
On the morning of 27 December 2021, the China Seed Association held a workshop on a new subsection for crop seeds of the 5th China International Import Expo (CIIE). Mr. Zhang Yanqiu, President of China Seed Association, presided over the meeting. A total of 25 representatives from the Sino-German Agricultural Centre (DCZ), Sino-US Agricultural and Food Cooperation Project, Asian Association of Crop Science and other institutions, as well as international seed companies such as Bayer, Syngenta, Limagrain, BASF (China), KWS (China) etc. participated in the workshop.[...]
8 December 2021
In the context of the bilateral cooperation between the German Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) the 7th Sino-German Agricultural Week (DCAW) was held from 1 to 2 December 2021 in Beijing. As the Corona situation is still continuing, the DCAW was organized as an online event with only staff and moderators present in the premises of the Foreign Economic Cooperation Center (FECC) in Beijing. [...]
29 November 2021
On 22 November afternoon until late the DCZ held the second module of the “Virtual Study Tour on Animal Manure Treatment and Utilization in Germany” with the focus on new research in this field as an online event with more than 175 participants. [...]
25 November 2021
On 10 November DCZ science advisor Eva Sternfeld participated in the online Kick-off meeting of the joint research project DITAC (Digital Transformation of China’s Agriculture – Resources, Trade and Food Security.[...]
28 October 2021
On 21 October the DCZ hosted a hybrid workshop on Sino-German cooperation in the seed sector. The event was attended by several representatives from both government and industry associations of the seed sector from China and Germany (namely the PVP Office, CNSTA, CNSA as well as the BSA, BDP and GAA). [...]
29 September 2021
On 24 September, the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) hosted the second Exchange Forum on Sino-German collaboration in agricultural sciences. As the last Exchange Forum, several CAAS research institutions met up with potential research partners from German institutions in an online meeting, organized by the S&T Platform of the Sino-German Agricultural Centre (DCZ) and the CAAS Department for International Cooperation, Division for Bilateral Partnership.[...]
24 September 2021
Our expert for agricultural sustainability, Dr. Aihemaitijiang Rouzi, from the Sino-German Agriculture Centre, Beijing has presented a virtual city tour of Beijing at the TU-Berlin & Tongji Online Summer School 2021 on 9 September 2021.[...]
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).[...]