"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.



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

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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

Federal Ministry of Agriculture presents the 2015 Harvest Report

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

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Ministers Schmidt and Ananias signing the memorandum

Fed­er­al Min­is­ter Schmidt gar­ners sup­port for the cul­ti­va­tion of GM-free soy dur­ing trip to South Amer­i­ca

On 20 August 2015, Federal Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt took part in the first German-Brazilian intergovernmental consultations in Brasília, headed by Federal Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel. Further stops on his South America visit were made in Uruguay and Argentina.

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Federal minister
Christian Schmidt

"Farmers must be at the heart of society."

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