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G7 Alliance on Resource Efficiency

On 23-24 November 2015 the BMEL hosts a G7 Conference on the potentials of sustainably produced renewable resources in Berlin.

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Tradition – Innovation – a Devotion to Detail

Germany is the world’s third largest exporter of agricultural goods. German products are popular and in demand. The film on "Quality made in Germany" shows why. In approximately three minutes, the film shows the wide range of products offered by the German agri-food industry – in the fields of seed and planting stock, animal genetics, agricultural machinery, raw materials (cultivation and production), and semi-finished and finished products.

Germany stands for a modern, productive and at the same time sustainable agri-food industry. The film shows how the industry meets the high quality standards that apply in all sectors. These quality standards guarantee that all exports are of top quality.

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Reducing risks & creating confidence - The German National Action Plan on Sustainable Use of Plant Protection Products
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18.06.15

Cover Brochure 'Reducing risks & creating confidence'

Plant Protection products are subject to strict legal registration procedures. In order to ensure that plant protection is always executed on a high level of security and with protection for humans, animals, and the environment in mind, sale and application of plant protection products, user’s certificate of expertise, and functionality of technical equipment are legally regulated. Regardless of those efforts, any sustainable use of plant protection products still has potential for improvement which is addressed by this National Action Plan. Emphasis is given to more risk reduction when applying or handling plant protection products.

As of: June 2015

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Mod­el project Land(auf)Schwung – 13 re­gions se­lect­ed to re­ceive sup­port

The model project Land(auf)Schwung ("Rural upswing") is intended to support structurally disadvantaged rural regions in dealing actively with demographic change on the ground, in increasing regional value-added, in securing rural employment and hence also in shaping the shrinking process.

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Europafahnen vor der EU-Kommission in Brüssel

Re­form­ing the EU Reg­u­la­tion on Or­gan­ic Farm­ing

On 16 June 2015 the Council of Agriculture Ministers took a significant step forwards regarding the European Regulation on organic farming. In Luxembourg Germany was able to persuade the other Member States to accept most of its demands.

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Federal ministers Schmidt and Hendricks presenting the Green Paper

Green not grey for ur­ban spaces

On 10 June 2015 the Federal Minister of the Environment Barbara Hendricks and the Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture Christian Schmidt presented a joint Green Paper at the "Green cities - living for an attractive future" congress in Berlin. "'Green not grey for urban spaces' must become the slogan for cities of the future," said Minister Schmidt in his opening address.

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