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The BMEL’s Advisory Councils

An advisory council is a permanent committee that acts in an advisory capacity. The BMEL currently has six advisory councils. They evaluate findings scientifically and advise decision makers or provide practical advice to the BMEL, as is the case with the Advisory Council on Rural Development (Sachverständigenrat Ländliche Entwicklung). To this end, the advisory councils deliver expert reports, issue statements and make recommendations.

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Overview of topics

Sci­en­tif­ic Ad­vi­so­ry Board on Agri­cul­tur­al Pol­i­cy, Food and Con­sumer Health Pro­tec­tion

The Scientific Advisory Board on Agricultural Policy, Food and Consumer Health Protection (Wissenschaftlicher Beirat für Agrarpolitik, Ernährung und gesundheitlichen Verbraucherschutz – WBAE) is an interdisciplinary body that advises the Ministry in the development of its policies in these areas.

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Ad­vi­so­ry Board on Bio­di­ver­si­ty and Ge­net­ic Re­sources

The Advisory Board on Biodiversity and Genetic Resources (Wissenschaftlicher Beirat für Biodiversität und Genetische Ressourcen) performs the task of advising the BMEL on general and fundamental matters concerning the conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources.

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Sci­en­tif­ic Ad­vi­so­ry Board on For­est Pol­i­cy

The Scientific Advisory Board on Forest Policy (Wissenschaftlicher Beirat für Waldpolitik – WBW) advises and supports the Federal Government in developing the framework for the sustainable management of forests.

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Sci­en­tif­ic Ad­vi­so­ry Board on Fer­tilis­er Is­sues

The Scientific Advisory Board on Fertiliser Issues (Wissenschaftlicher Beirat für DüngungsfragenWBD) is an interdisciplinary body that advises the Ministry with expert opinions on all issues regarding fertilisation. Its members are appointed by the Federal Ministry on the basis of the Fertiliser Act and the Ordinance on the Establishment of a Scientific Advisory Board on Fertiliser Issues. The WBD is independent and works on a voluntary basis.

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Sci­en­tif­ic Ad­vi­so­ry Board on the Na­tion­al Ac­tion Plan on Plant Pro­tec­tion Prod­ucts

The National Action Plan on Plant Protection Products aims at further reducing the risks to humans, animals and the ecosystem that might result from the application of plant protection products. The Scientific Advisory Board advises the Federal Government on implementing and further developing the Action Plan.

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Ad­vi­so­ry Coun­cil on Ru­ral De­vel­op­ment

The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture is assisted by the Advisory Council on Rural Development (Sachverständigenrat Ländliche Entwicklung - SRLE).

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BMEL Net­work of Prac­ti­tion­ers

Modern agriculture is characterised by high standards of quality, profitability and sustainability. This includes both the use of advanced technology and innovative methods and the changing needs and expectations of consumers. Every day, farmers carry out valuable work based on a wealth of experience, often handed down from generation to generation.

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