Federal Office for Agriculture and Food

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Agriculture

The German government intends to orient agricultural production more closely than before to the economic, social and environmental principles of sustainability. Important issues in this context are, among other things, organic and sustainable farming, global food security, biodiversity and animal welfare. Read more: Agriculture …

Grain (refer to: Agriculture)

Nutrition and Food

Quality, transparency and traceability play an increasingly important role regarding food. The BLE monitors compliance with marketing standards and labelling requirements. Read more: Nutrition and Food …

Fruits and Vegetables (refer to: Nutrition and Food)

Market Organisation

The BLE is the market organisation body for the Common Market Organisations established in the European Union (EU). As such, it is active in the areas of market intervention, private storage and assistance measures. Read more: Market Organisation …

ship with grain (refer to: Market Organisation)

Rural Development

Both the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and the European Union (EU) attach great importance to the preservation of rural areas as economically, ecologically and socially viable and attractive habitats and environments. Rural development means the sustainable improvement of living conditions in rural areas, it means strengthening villages, landscapes and regions, it means promoting environmental and nature protection and supporting agriculture and forestry. Read more: Rural Development …

Building a Playground (refer to: Rural Development)

Forest and Timber

Sustainable forestry focuses on topics such as forest adaptation to climate change, conservation of near-natural, highly structured forests with many different species as natural basis of existence, protection of forest ecosystems, and stronger development of forest and timber CO2 reduction and energy potential. The aim is to combat illegal logging and the trade with timber products of illegal origin. Read more: Forest and Timber …

Beech Forest (refer to: Forest and Timber)

Fisheries

Due to their contribution to healthy diets, and as a traditional cultural asset, fishery products are an important part of human nutrition. In order to preserve fish as a food item for both the present and future generations, an ecologically, economically and socially oriented fisheries management is needed, in particular, in addition to extensive protected zones. Read more: Fisheries …

Man on a ship (refer to: Fisheries)

Climate and Energy

Enhancing energy efficiency to protect our climate is an important building block and component of both European and German energy policy. Agriculture and horticulture have large energy savings potential. Climate protection also gains importance in connection with the sustainable production of biomass. Given the fact that, globally speaking, biomass production affects environments and climates differently, it is of utmost importance to support sustainable forms of production. Sustainable forest management also contributes to climate protection. Read more: Climate and Energy …

Tomatoes (refer to: Climate and Energy)