Zwei Wildschweine zwischen Baumstämmen

Ques­tions and An­swers on African Swine Fever (ASF)

African swine fever (ASF) is a severe viral infection which exclusively affects pigs (domestic and feral pigs) and is fatal to them. The disease does not pose a risk to human health. ASF has to-date never occurred in Germany. An incursion of ASF into Germany would have severe implications for the animals as well as for the economy. An incursion into the wild boar population would be critical, since possibilities to control the disease are limited.

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Kuh mit Horn

Fed­er­al Min­istry of Food and Agri­cul­ture presents Live­stock Hus­bandry Strat­e­gy

Livestock husbandry in Germany has a future. This is made clear by the current Livestock Husbandry Strategy issued by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. The strategy maps out the path for livestock husbandry that can face the future and is sustainable, giving farmers the necessary planning security and improving livestock-farming conditions across a broad front.

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Eu­ro­pean Soy Dec­la­ra­tion signed

Fourteen European ministers committed to growing more protein crops in their countries. The so-called European Soy Declaration was signed on the sidelines of the Agriculture Council in Brussels.

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Federal Minister
Julia Klöckner

"For me, the Ministry of Agriculture is the 'Ministry of Life'."

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