The Federal Ministry of Agriculture offers farmers, scientists, agricultural and environmental associations to participate online in the development of the “Agricultural Strategy 2035”.
The Länderarbeitsgemeinschaft Ökologischer Landbau (LÖK) has spoken out against immunocastration in the course of the discussion on anaesthetic-free piglet castration. Associations and corporations are now vehemently demanding that vaccination against boar odour will be further permitted.
Andreas Schweikert, agriculture officer of the digital association Bitkom, on the interaction between ecology and technology and the challenges that digital developments bring with them in agriculture – such as the serious danger from hackers.
Making successful methods in organic plant protection accessible throughout Europe is the aim of the “Biofruitnet” project initiated by Naturland. Through the exchange of knowledge between farmers, advisers and research institutes, innovations in organic fruit growing are to be promoted – and the competitiveness of European organic fruit growing is to be strengthened.
The demand for organic spices is growing. Due to the high proportion of imports and the growing risk of weather-related crop failures, even the procurement of organic spices is a challenge. Many producers therefore rely on contract farming.
After its three-day spring meeting, which was held via video conference, Naturland appeals to the Federal Government to get the planned Supply Chain Act off the ground before the end of this legislative period.