"Understanding Farming"

Germany, the land of engineering ingenuity and industry, has at the same time always remained a country with a strong agricultural sector. Despite a high population density, half of the land in Germany is farmed. Around one million people, working in approximately 285,000 agricultural enterprises, produce more than 50 billion Euros’ worth of goods a year.



Click here for recent press releases and for information on contacting the press office.

RSS feed

Subscribing to our RSS news feeds is an easy and convenient way of staying up-to-date on all current news, even if you have not opened our website.

Click on the link below and choose one or more of the RSS feeds:


Understanding global food security and nutrition - In Focus: Balanced nutrition across the globe

Cover Brochure

The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, is supporting the global implementation of the ICN2 outcomes, in particular via the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and by funding research activities. This flyer highlights some aspects of our involvement in the field of nutrition at international level.




Harvesting of cereals with combine harvester and tractor

Har­vest Re­port 2016

The German cereal and rapeseed harvest has generated yields below average in 2016. This is demonstrated by the current harvest statement of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture.

more: null …

Logo Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS)

In­ter­na­tion­al Agri­cul­tur­al Mar­ket Mon­i­tor­ing: Ger­many takes over AMIS Chair

Established at the initiative of the G20 Agriculture Ministers in 2011, the Agricultural Market Information System AMIS collects and pools data on weather conditions, harvest prospects and prices for the globally important staple foods rice, maize, wheat and soybeans.

more: null …

Federal minister
Christian Schmidt

"Farmers must be at the heart of society."

In the spotlight


© Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture