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About Us

The Federal Office of Agriculture and Food (BLE) is a federal authority. In all, it employs approx. 1,200 staff throughout Germany and at sea. In the areas of agriculture, fisheries and foodstuffs the BLE fulfils a wide range of tasks.

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Pounding of Cassava, Africa

Innovative approaches to process local food in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia

The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) funds research projects with innovative approaches to food processing of German agricultural and food research institutions with partners in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. The BLE is the funding manager (ptble).

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Farm Manager Volker Scheidtweiler and workshop participants in a barley field

EU-Workshop on "Demonstration Farms for Integrated Pest Management" in Bonn

At the end of May, 70 actors from the transnational network for pest management "C-IPM: Coordinated Integrated Pest Management in Europe" and from the area of EU crop management guidelines took part in the workshop.

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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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Participants of the Workshop

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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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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Fischkutter vor schottischer Insel

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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