"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.




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. The aim is to enhance market transparency and thus help to better prevent hunger crises and excessive price volatilities. Germany took over as AMIS Chair for twelve months at the end of June.

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Minister Schmidt  at the press conference

Min­is­ter Schmidt in Sara­je­vo for po­lit­i­cal talks

On 13 July, Federal Minister Christian Schmidt travelled to Bosnia-Herzegovina to engage in talks on agricultural policy. His meeting with representatives from politics and industry focused on questions regarding closer relations with the EU.

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Federal minister
Christian Schmidt

"Farmers must be at the heart of society."

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