Publications - A strong agricultural sector

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Reports on Agriculture

Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture
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Since 2005, the journal has appeared three times a year.

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BMEL-Concept for Global Food Security and Nutrition

Cover Brochure 'BMEL-Concept for Global Food Security and Nutrition'

This brochure will provide you with the BMEL-concept for global food security and nutrition, and will explain how agri-food policies are the key to achieving the human right to adequate food.

Deutsche Version: BMEL-Konzept Welternährung

As of: March 2015

Understanding global food security and nutrition - Facts and backgrounds

Cover Brochure 'Understanding Global Food'

This brochure will provide you with information on the underlying contexts of nutrition and agriculture globally, and will inform you about the activities of the BMEL on food security and good nutrition.

Deutsche Version: Welternährung verstehen - Fakten und Hintergründe

As of: January 2015

Horticulture in Germany - Facts and Figures

Cover Brochure Horticulture in Germany

Content: A modern economic sector and fascinating hobby, a productive branch of the agricultural sector, horticulture and society, the market for horticultural products and services, quality and environmental awareness, ready for tomorrow, Addresses of government offices, associations and organisations.

Fighting hunger together: BMEL food security projects – the Bilateral Trust Fund with the FAO

Cover Brochure 'Fighting hunger together'

The BMEL has been supporting concrete projects to fight hunger and malnutrition within the framework of a bilateral trust fund with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) since 2002. The overarching aim is to promote food security strategies at international and supra-regional level and also in the partner countries.

As of: June 2014

National Policy Strategy on Bioeconomy
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Renewable resources and biotechnological processes as a basis for food, industry and energy

Agricultural products in Germany at a glance (infographics)


Germany’s agricultural sector is among the four largest producers in the European Union. No other country in Europe produces more milk, grows more potatoes or produces more pork. Just over half of our arable land is dedicated to growing cereals alongside other crops such as maize, rape, sunflowers and sugar beet. Apart from cattle, pigs and chickens, livestock farming also includes turkeys, sheep and other farm animals. Fruits, vegetables and wine are produced in regions that enjoy particularly favourable climate and soil conditions.

National Programme for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Plant Genetic Resources of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops

Cover of the brochure "National Programme Plant Genetic Resourcers"

The National Programme establishes the essential foundation for activities coordinated nationwide and aimed at conserving and sustainably using our genetic resources.

Equitable and Sustainable Access to Land, Fisheries and Forests - Voluntary Guidelines on the responsible governance of these resources

Cover Brochure 'Equitable and Sustainable Access to Land, Fisheries and Forests - Voluntary Guidelines on the responsible governance of these resources'

The Federal Government considers the adoption of the Voluntary Guidelines a milestone towards good governance in the land sector and is actively involved in their implementation in many different ways.

The Renewable Energy Sources Act

Cover Brochure The Renewable Energy Sources Act

Facts and figures on biomass – The 2012 amendment

The German Federal Government Agriculture Report, 2011
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Title The German Federal Government Agriculture Report 2011

- Abridged Version -

This abridged version of the 2011 Agricultural Policy Report outlines current challenges, political measures taken by the Federal Government and the state of agriculture over the past four years. It illuminates the profile of a sector that moves within a dynamic field.


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