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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4th Sino-German Agricultural Week 26-28 Nov. 2018, Beijing
by Johannes Kluge
Monday, 26 November：Forum on Digitalization in Agriculture (CAAS)
Tuesday, 27 November 2018：Forum on Environmentally friendly Sustainable Livestock Development (Landmark Hotel)
Wednesday, 28 November 2018：The 4th Sino-German Agricultural Dialogues and Exchange (Landmark Hotel)
Sponsored by: International Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA), P.R. China and International Cooperation Department of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), Germany
As an important initiative of Sino-German bilateral cooperation, with an agreement signed by the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and the German Federal Counsellor Angela Merkel, the Sino-German Agricultural Centre (DCZ) was launched in Beijing in March 2015. In April 2018 the DCZ entered its 2nd Phase. The objective of the DCZ is to promote the cooperation between China and Germany in the agriculture and food sector and to support China’s sustainable agriculture development as well as dialogues on agricultural related issues commonly concerned by the two countries. The DCZ 2nd phase consists of four components: (1) Agricultural Policy Dialogue; (2) Agri -and Food Business Dialogue; (3) Agricultural Scientific and Technological Dialogue; and (4) Public Relations and Networking. China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) and the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) are the executing partners. The Foreign Economic Cooperation Center (FECC), the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), IAK Agrar Consulting GmbH and Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development and Transition Economies (IAMO) are the implementing partners.
As a platform for promoting policy, scientific and business dialogue between the two countries, the 4th Sino-German Agricultural Week will be held from 26 to 28 November 2018 in Beijing. Also part of the Agricultural Week with separate agendas are the “Official Opening Ceremony, Phase 2 DCALDP from 2018 to 2021” in Huanghai Demonstration Park (24 November), organized by the Sino-German Crop Production and Agrotechnology Demonstration Park (DCALDP) in Huanghai and the “Sino-German Cattle Symposium” organized by the Sino-German Cooperation Project on Animal Breeding and Husbandry in Harbin (30 November – 1 December).
The mission of the events is to promote the development of green agriculture in the two countries via policy, scientific and agri-business dialogues and by mutually sharing best experiences.