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Call for the breeding of new legume varieties

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For the promotion of legumes for food and agriculture, the Federal Ministry for Agriculture set up a Strategy on Legumes. The secretariat is hosted by the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE).

New Publication on Pollinators

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In the new edition of "LandInForm", the German Networking Agency for Rural Areas (DVS) presents projects and collaborations that create habitats for insects: In Lower Saxony, more than 400 farmers have qualified as "bee-friendly";...

BLE establishes a support programme for investments in animal welfare

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The federal programme for stable conversion program supports i. a. pig breeding farms that want to adapt the keeping conditions for sows to the new requirements of the national livestock keeping regulation. The BLE is looking for...

New Online-Journal for Genetic Resources

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Within the EU project GenRes Bridge, interested readers can gain new insights into genetic resources for food and agriculture. The Open Access and Peer-Reviewed Journal serves as a platform for knowledge exchange and serves...

Just published: the 14th edition of the IBV newsletter on biological diversity

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And it really is diverse! For all the exciting projects, we have now introduced a separate section for a better overview.

FAO brochure "How the world's food security depends biodiversity”

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In a brochure, the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture draws attention to the interactions between biological diversity and food security and describes how diversity contributes to achieving the...

Insects: Winners or losers of climate change?

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Most insects love the warmth; in midsummer temperatures you see them swarming around in the garden and in the fields. Do they benefit from climate change? However, reports from the World Biodiversity Council show that the...

The FAO State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2020

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In June, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) released its biennial State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA) report. The SOFIA report is the largest and most reliable summary of global seafood data....

Job advertisement

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The Stiftung Rheinische Kulturlandschaft is looking for a project manager for its branch office Western Rhineland in Eschweiler as soon as possible for nature conservation projects part-time / full-time.

Strategy for Arable Farming 2035: online participation launched

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The BMEL has started a public discussion process on the Strategy for Arable Farming 2035. Online participation with registration is open until 28 July 2020. UPDATE: Due to the strong participation and the continuing interest, BMEL...