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Forests: Real all-rounders - Nature sculpted by foresters
Date:
03.08.18

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We Germans love our forests: from the Black Forest, the Alps, the Harz Mountains, the island of Rügen in Northern Germany, the Palatine Forest, the Eifel region and the Rhön region up to the Elbe Sandstone Mountains - forests shape not only our culture but also the face of our homeland everywhere.

Forests are much more than just cultivated landscape or a source of inspiration for artists. They are an excellent means of mitigating against climate change: the sustainable management of forests and use of wood products helps to reduce greenhouse gases and to achieve our climate change objectives. At the same time, our forests are home to many protected animals and plants. They also offer work and income to many people, in particular in rural regions. More than 55 million people go into forests at least once a year - to get some exercise or just to take a walk. I too can catch my breath and relax in forests. Put simply: our forests are true all-round talents.

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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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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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Julia Klöckner

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

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