Red List of endangered native crops: BLE includes five new variety treasures

To the 2,607 entries on the Red List of Endangered Native Crops to date, the German Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food (BLE) added five more varieties and cultivars in 2022: Haunsberg rye and wheat, oats from Anthering am Haunsberg, imperial barley and the asparagus variety Schwetzinger Meisterschuss. The entry in the Red List is a building block for bringing these varietal treasures back into use.

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Conservation breeding of endangered rabbit breeds

- Four "Japaner" have moved into Nuremberg Zoo - two "Lux rabbits" will follow

BMEL Open Day: Great Interest in Biodiversity

- On August 20 and 21, 2022, the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) in Berlin invited to their Open Day. The Information and Coordination Centre for Biological Diversity (IBV) was represented with a booth.

20 August is Honey Bee Day

- The honey bee may be small, but it has a very large and significant role in our ecosystems.

Congress on native livestock breeds: Register now!

- Register now for the National Congress on Old and Endangered Native Livestock Breeds in Bonn, Germany, Sept. 26-28!

New regulation for the use of pesticides planned

- The European Commission is proposing a draft regulation for the sustainable use of pesticides


Source: Fotolia/Floydine
  • Contact person: Dr. Johanna Wider
  • Telephone number: +49(0)228 6845 3272
  • Authority: Federal office for Agriculture and Food
  • Department Unit 331
  • Street/house number: Deichmanns Aue 29
  • Post code/town: D-53179 Bonn
  • johanna.wider(at)ble(dot)de