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As a federal institution for public law, directly accountable to the Federal Government, the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung, BLE) conducts its operations within the scope of business of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL).

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Expert Workshop at the BLE: International Research Cooperation for Global Food Security

From 14 April to 15 April, 37 international experts met at the BLE for a workshop on global food security. They discussed innovative approaches to the processing of foodstuffs in sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia for reducing food losses in terms of both quality and quantity. The aim was to identify focal points of future research.

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International Conference on the State of Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture

What does biodiversity contribute to securing the future of agriculture and food? This question was the focal point of the Conference on "The State of Europe's and Central Asia's Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture" held in Bonn from 18 to 20 April 2016.

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Dr. Hanns Christoph Eiden, president of the BLE

BLE presents German networking activities at an international conference in Brussels

The international conference, entitled Designing the path: a strategic approach to EU agricultural research and innovation, organised by the Directorate-General Agriculture, took place in Brussels from January 26 to 28, 2016. During the conference the BLE presented the German networking activities within the framework of the European Innovation Partnerships (EIP).

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Model Project "Demonstration Farms Integrated Plant Protection"

Consequent implementation of integrated pest management (IPM) strategies on farm level is an important aspect of Germany's National Action Plan for sustainable use of plant protection agents/pesticides. National Action Plans (NAP) establish a regulatory environment in EU member states which promotes and enforces IPM strategies in farming.

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Production of Sustainable Biomass

In Germany, the BLE is the competent authority for the implementation of the sustainability criteria laid down in Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (Renewable Energy Directive).

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Quality Control of Fruit and Vegetables at the BLE

The BLE controls the compliance with marketing standards of different horticultural and agricultural products, which are traded in Germany and the European Union or imported and exported. This quality control focuses on fruits and vegetables, bananas, dried grapes, hops, eggs and fishery products.

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Product Contact Point

To improve the free movement of goods within the European Union, Product Contact Points have been set up in the Member States. The purpose of these Product Contact Points is to facilitate access to the national market for economic operators of other Member States.

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Electronic Logbook Information for EU Member States

The BLE has already equipped several fishing vessels with the electronic logbook. Ships with a length of more than 24 meters have been equipped with priority. The equipment of the smaller vessels (12 m to 24 meters overall length) will be in the very near future.

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Organic Farming

Within the framework of EU rules and regulations on organic farming, the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE) assumes various tasks.

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Global Food Security and International Cooperation

The BLE intends to face the major challenges of the international community regarding food security for a growing global population. For this reason, BLE in-creases its commitment in this area and established the division "International Cooperation and Global Food Security" which pools various activities of BLE in the field of international cooperation.

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