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).
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DCZ transition from Phase 1 to Phase 2
by Juan Marquardt
Dear Friends, Supporters and Associates of the German-Chinese Agricultural Center (DCZ),
The first phase of the DCZ is coming to an end on March 31st, 2018. The DCZ was inaugurated by the Chinese Minister of Agriculture, Han Changfu and the German Minister of Food and Agriculture, Christian Schmidt on 23rd of March 2015. During the past three years, the DCZ has established itself as a communication and liaison platform for all kinds of stakeholders in the agricultural field between Germany and China. Though not everything has been easy especially during the initial phase of its set-up, the Center has reached a significant depth and breadth in Sino-German bilateral collaboration in agriculture, thereby itself forming a main pillar of this cooperation. It has received very strong support and feedback from MoA and BMEL and many stakeholders from the sector, for which we are very grateful.
At the same time, the GIZ contract for the implementation of the German part of the DCZ is ending. The DCZ component “Forest Policy Facility”, led by Dr. Ralph Ridder and Mr. Bao Yuan, will continue to be implemented as GIZ project. The GIZ team, Mr. Conrad von Hoyos, Dr. Marco Roelcke, Mr. Oliver Rogall, Ms. Wei Rong, Ms. Li Yingjuan and Ms. Wang Yin would like to thank you all for your very great support over the past three years, without which the successful operation of the Center would not have been possible. Finally, we would like to say “goodbye”, and wish our successors all the best for their forthcoming assignments and tasks.
Phase 2 of the DCZ will start on April 1st, 2018
Dear Partners, Colleagues and Friends,
Phase 2 of the German-Chinese Agricultural Center will commence on April 1st, 2018, with the same objectives and set-up of German and Chinese involvement on equal terms. The German contribution will be provided by new implementing partners, the IAK Agrar Consulting GmbH (IAK) and the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO). Dr. Jürgen Ritter will head the German Team of the DCZ office in Beijing as Managing Director. The new experts’ team includes Dr. Tanja Jaksch, Dr. Eva Sternfeld, Prof. Liu Yonggong, Dr. Deng Zhixin and Ms. Tang Bing. In the 2nd phase, the DCZ office in Beijing in cooperation with FECC and CAAS will further develop the project components Agricultural Policy Dialogue, Agri-Food Business Dialogue, Science Dialogue (including Science and Technology Platform) as well as Public Relations and Networking. The new German team hopes for your continued support to the DCZ and is looking forward to cooperating with you.