Publications - A strong agricultural sector
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Reports on Agriculture
Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture
Since 2005, the journal has appeared three times a year.
to the reports on agriculture
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
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
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.
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
Renewable resources and biotechnological processes as a basis for food, industry and energy
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.
The National Programme establishes the essential foundation for activities coordinated nationwide and aimed at conserving and sustainably using our genetic 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.
Facts and figures on biomass – The 2012 amendment
- 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.