Germany Farming & Agriculture
Fear among pig farmers | DW English
Germany: Rally for sustainable farming as 70 ministers gather
The German Farmer Who Built a 60,000 Head Dairy Juggernaut in Russia (Video)
Merkel woes deepen as farm minister flouts orders
Doing Your Bit: Growing mushrooms in coffee grounds | DW English
Germany culls 48,000 turkeys after more bird flu found on farms
Simple and green aqua farming in South Africa | DW English
2018-02-16 18:11:34 Am 16.02.2018 veröffentlicht South Africa is in the midst of a severe drought. After seeing wasted water at her parents' fish farm, a 16-year-old girl developed a simple and effective system that saves water through plant purification.See more videos in our playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...Lousy times for salmon farmers: http://www.dw.com/en/lousy-times-for   Read More ...
Fear among pig farmers | DW English
2018-02-15 18:12:46 Worried about swine fever, German farmers are calling for a mass cull of wild boars. The wild boars carry the deadly virus that's already broken out in Poland. Farmers say millions of domestic pigs are at risk. For a related story, go to: http://p.dw.com/p/2rAxK.   Read More ...
Germany: Rally for sustainable farming as 70 ministers gather
2018-01-21 05:01:58 Hundreds of people rallied in Berlin on Saturday calling for a more sustainable farming policy as agriculture ministers from around the world met in the German capital. Subscribesubscribe Video ID: 20180120-051 Video on Demand: Contact: cd@ruptly.tv Twitter: Facebook:   Read More ...
How Nigeria’s rural radio helps farmers with climate change | DW English
2018-01-19 18:18:48 Am 19.01.2018 veröffentlicht Nigeria's farmers are facing increasing challenges, including from climate change. Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu founded Smallholder Farmers Rural Radio to help and teach them sustainable farming techniques.For more environment videos visit: http://www.dw.com/en/top-stories/envi...The Eco-Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list   Read More ...
The German Farmer Who Built a 60,000 Head Dairy Juggernaut in Russia (Video)
2018-01-11 19:04:02 One of Putin’s biggest fans and a prominent businessman in the agriculture industy, Stefan Dürr has built a farming empire in Russia. Dürr emigrated from Germany to Siberia when he was a student and now has his own empire in Russia. He owns at least 200,000 hectares of land and has 60,000 cows and 4,000 employees. Two years ago Vladimir Putin personally handed him the certificate of Russian citizenship   Read More ...
Rennajj Fish Farm: A haven for Nigerian wetland wildlife | DW English
2018-01-05 18:09:23 The Eden Creation Care Initiative has transformed land scarred by mining with an organic fish farm and a plant nursery to boost the local economy, giving hope to Nigeria's threatened forests. For more videos go to: http://www.dw.com/en/top-stories/envi   Read More ...
Merkel woes deepen as farm minister flouts orders
2017-11-29 03:01:52 BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel rapped her agriculture minister Tuesday for violating the government line in approving a controversial weedkiller at a key EU meeting, sparking a political storm and angering European allies. The European Union on Monday renewed the licence for the weedkiller glyphosate for five years after Germany surprisingly voted in favour despite environmental concerns. Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt, a member of Merkel's conservatives, was however immediately called out by Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks, a Social Democrat, who accused him of a breach of trust   Read More ...
Germany reports outbreak of mild bird flu on farm: OIE
2017-11-23 19:21:48 PARIS (Reuters) - Germany has reported an outbreak of low pathogenic H5N2 bird flu on a farm in the Lower Saxony region in the north of the country, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday. The disease was detected on a farm in Rotenburg where 43 ducks and geese showed mild clinical signs, the OIE said, citing a report from the German authorities   Read More ...
Doing Your Bit: Growing mushrooms in coffee grounds | DW English
2017-11-03 18:11:02 A German entrepreneur has come up with a novel way to use the tons of used coffee grounds produced every day — and has created tiny planters to grow gourmet mushrooms at home. For more environment videos go to: http://www.dw.com/en/top-stories/envi   Read More ...
Promoting urban farming through schools in Uganda | DW English
2017-11-03 12:09:58 City living usually prohibits growing crops. But schools in Kampala are encouraging students to plant veggies in the limited space using plastic bags that otherwise would be thrown away. For a related story, go to: http://p.dw.com/p/2jbw0.   Read More ...
Switzerland: A farmer fights dehorning | DW English
2017-10-26 18:09:54 In Switzerland, 90 percent of dairy cattle have had their horns removed. But farmer Armin Capaul has launched an initiative to offer monetary assistance to owners who don't dehorn their livestock. The Swiss will now vote on the issue.   Read More ...
Putin's farmer - agriculture and business in Russia | DW Documentary
2017-10-21 18:09:29 One of Putin’s biggest fans and a prominent businessman in the agriculture industy, Stefan Dürr has built a farming empire in Russia. Dürr emigrated from Germany to Siberia when he was a student and now has his own empire in Russia. He owns at least 200,000 hectares of land and has 60,000 cows and 4,000 employees. Two years ago Vladimir Putin personally handed him the certificate of Russian citizenship. Russia wants to become independent of European Union imports and Dürr’s milk empire benefits from this policy. That’s because he also receives some of the state subsidies that are being invested in building up Russia’s agriculture   Read More ...
Germany reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu in swans
2017-08-29 14:44:07 PARIS (Reuters) - Germany reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus in the central state of Saxony-Anhalt, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday. The virus was found in three swans, it said, citing information from the German food and agriculture ministry. Germany was one of many European countries that found cases of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu last year and earlier in 2017   Read More ...
Man eats over 350 ounces of kale, defending title as kale-eating champion
2017-08-14 17:12:11 HAMBURG, N.Y. (AP) - When it comes to chowing down on kale, Gideon Oji is once again the top dog, beating back a challenge from hot-dog-eating champ Joey Chestnut. Oji gulped down 22½ 16-ounce bowls of the leafy green vegetable in eight minutes during Sunday's Kale Yeah! Competition at the Erie County Fair in New York. The kale was served raw with oil and vinegar   Read More ...
German rain may spoil EU wheat harvest after decent French crop
2017-07-28 17:41:09 PARIS/HAMBURG (Reuters) - The risk of quality damage in this summer's German wheat harvest is increasing as rain soaks crops waiting to be cut, denting the European Union's export prospects after France's better-than-expected harvest results. Germany is still expected to harvest a large volume of wheat, supporting an anticipated rise in EU wheat production this year. But repeated rains are threatening to deteriorate grain quality that is crucial for overseas milling markets   Read More ...
Global Warming May Cause Bees to Mistime Spring Emergence, Missing Their Food Supply
2017-07-07 12:14:07 If it’s all in the timing, then climate change may spell problems for bees. Scientists have found that global warming may cause temporal mismatches between bees and the plant species on which they depend for food. German researchers from the University of Würzburg, reporting in the , investigated three different species of bees that hatch in the spring. They set up 36 flight cages, which allowed them to time the emergence of the bees so it was simultaneous with the flowering of plants in the cage or occurred three or six days prior to flowering   Read More ...
German broiler grower wins Cobb Champion award
2017-06-23 00:48:30 The Janzen family in Germany is the first winner of the 2016 Cobb Champion Awards, introduced last year to recognise annual world-class performance at breeder, broiler and hatchery level in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The family of Bernd Janzen, who lives in Lower Saxony, won the award in the broiler category, achieving an average weight of 2.718 kg (6   Read More ...
France sees duo with Germany key for post-Brexit EU farm policy
2017-06-01 16:04:23 PARIS: The loss of Britain's net contribution to the European Union farm budget after Brexit and the upcoming reform of EU agriculture policy will require tighter links between the bloc's two biggest farm powers, according to France's farming minister. Newly appointed Jacques Mezard, 69, who travelled to Berlin on Monday, said he had agreed with his German counterpart Christian Schmidt to work closely together, notably on the consequences of Britain's departure from the 28-member bloc for the future of the EU's farm policy (CAP)   Read More ...
INTERVIEW-France sees duo with Germany key for post-Brexit EU farm policy
2017-06-01 15:22:54 The loss of Britain's net contribution to the European Union farm budget after Brexit and the upcoming reform of EU agriculture policy will require tighter links between the bloc's two biggest farm powers, according to France's farming minister. Newly appointed Jacques Mezard, 69, who traveled to Berlin on Monday, said he had agreed with his German counterpart Christian Schmidt to work closely together, notably on the consequences of Britain's departure from the 28-member bloc for the future of the EU's farm policy (CAP)   Read More ...
COBB Germany strengthens team in Hungary
2017-05-12 13:30:28 The owners of the Cobb parent stock hatchery in Hungary — the Kari family — have joined the Cobb Germany sales and marketing team in the country to further enhance sales of the Cobb500 broiler breeder parent stock. Both Jozsef Kari and his son, also Jozsef, sales and market manager in Hungary, have been introduced to customers in the market so that Hungarian speakers now have a direct local contact   Read More ...
Farmer accidentally covers car, driver and passenger with liquid manure
2017-04-11 14:58:13 A farmer accidentally filled a convertible with a trailer full of liquid manure while two people were in the car in Germany. The Associated Press reported that German police said the incident happened Saturday near the town of Altomuenster, about 19 miles northwest of Munich. The 52-year-old father and his 14-year-old daughter were parked by the roadside when a tractor pulling a trailer of liquid manure swung in their direction   Read More ...
Boehringer eyes marked sales gain, boosted by animal health
2017-04-05 11:11:57 INGELHEIM, Germany, April 5 Boehringer Ingelheim, Germany's second-largest drugmaker, said on Wednesday it was targeting a marked gain in 2017 revenues, boosted by new animal health businesses it acquired from Sanofi. Unlisted Boehringer on Jan. 1 wrapped up an asset swap that saw Boehringer take Sanofi's $13.5 billion animal care subsidiary, making it Europe's largest player in the industry. In return, Sanofi obtained the German company's consumer health care business unit, valued at nearly $8 billion, plus a $5   Read More ...
Germany relaxes some bird flu restrictions as threat recedes
2017-03-24 15:35:32 HAMBURG German authorities said on Friday they will relax some restrictions introduced to combat the spread of bird flu as the risk from the disease is falling. Farmers in parts of Germany's most northerly state of Schleswig-Holstein will be permitted to allow their poultry into open fields from Saturday, the state farm ministry said. Germany was one of many European countries that found cases of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu and ordered poultry flocks be kept indoors to prevent the disease spreading   Read More ...
Germany relaxes some bird flu restrictions as threat recedes
2017-03-24 12:35:17 German authorities said on Friday they will relax some restrictions introduced to combat the spread of bird flu as the risk from the disease is falling. Farmers in parts of Germany's most northerly state of Schleswig-Holstein will be permitted to allow their poultry into open fields from Saturday, the state farm ministry said. Germany was one of many European countries that found cases of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu and ordered poultry flocks be kept indoors to prevent the disease spreading   Read More ...
German Wheat Starch Producer Helps Meet Growing Feed Industry Demand
2017-03-10 13:34:57 GERMANY - The German organic industry is booming, with organic farming playing a key role in the food and agriculture industries. So much so that in 2017 the federal government is expected to invest €20 million to support and strengthen organic farming in order to push organically cultivated land to total 20 per cent of Germany’s overall cropland. KRÖNER-STÄRKE, a leading German producer of wheat starches, has been producing organic versions of its popular range of starches for nearly thirty years and is now in a prime position to help meet increased demand for organic animal feed   Read More ...
Why a German lab is growing tomatoes in urine
2017-03-08 12:28:19 A fish tank brimming with urine is the first thing you see when you enter Jens Hauslage’s cramped office at the German space agency, DLR, near Cologne. It sits on a shelf by his desk, surrounded by the usual academic clutter of books, charts and scientific papers. Rising from the centre of the tank are two transparent plastic cylindrical columns – around a metre in height. Spreading from the top of each tube is a bushy, healthy-looking tomato plant with green leaves, flowers and even a few bright red tomatoes   Read More ...
Germany has culled 776,000 poultry since bird flu outbreak
2017-02-14 10:22:11 Germany has culled 776,000 farm chickens, turkeys, ducks and other types of poultry since November to combat bird flu, its agriculture ministry said on Monday. Of the total, 622,000 birds were culled on farms where bird flu was discovered and 154,000 were culled as a precaution on farms where the disease was suspected, the ministry said. Many European countries, as well as Israel, have found cases of the highly contagious   Read More ...
Germany has culled 776,000 poultry since bird flu outbreak
2017-02-13 19:35:12 HAMBURG Germany has culled 776,000 farm chickens, turkeys, ducks and other types of poultry since November to combat bird flu, its agriculture ministry said on Monday. Of the total, 622,000 birds were culled on farms where bird flu was discovered and 154,000 were culled as a precaution on farms where the disease was suspected, the ministry said. Many European countries, as well as Israel, have found cases of the highly   Read More ...
Cobb Broiler Grower Wins ForFarmers Award in Germany
2017-02-02 13:49:41 GERMANY - The ForFarmers 2016 ‘Farmer of the Year’ award in Germany has gone to the Stenmans family who rear Cobb500 broilers grown to 2.45 kg [5.4 lb]. They produce a total of 400,000 broilers in eight houses, receive day-old chicks from Wimex, use feed from ForFarmers and supply the processing plant at Plukon. Close collaboration between all the suppliers is credited with helping towards the award-winning performance — average   Read More ...
EU farm chief calls for cut in subsidies after Brexit
2017-01-28 17:17:56 BERLIN Jan 28 The European Union needs to reduce subsidies as part of pending reforms to cope with an expected 3 billion euro drop in the EU's agriculture budget once Britain leaves the bloc, EU farm chief Phil Hogan was quoted as saying on Saturday. The German magazine Der Spiegel quoted Hogan as saying that farmers who adopted sustainable farming practices should benefit the most from future subsidies. "If farmers   Read More ...
More turkeys culled after new bird flu virus found on German farm
2017-01-27 00:39:57 than 15,000 turkeys were being culled on Thursday after the new bird flu subtype H5N5 was confirmed on a north German farm, authorities said, adding to concerns about the spread of different strains of the disease. The H5N5 strain was found for the first time on a farm in Germany this week in Steinburg in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein which borders Denmark.. The H5N5 strain has in addition been   Read More ...
More turkeys culled after new bird flu virus found on German farm
2017-01-26 23:51:42 HAMBURG More than 15,000 turkeys were being culled on Thursday after the new bird flu subtype H5N5 was confirmed on a north German farm, authorities said, adding to concerns about the spread of different strains of the disease. The H5N5 strain was found for the first time on a farm in Germany this week in Steinburg in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein which borders Denmark.. The H5N5 strain has in   Read More ...
New bird flu virus type confirmed on German turkey farm
2017-01-24 20:36:47 HAMBURG A bird flu outbreak in north Germany this week was of a new subtype called H5N5, the first time the strain has been confirmed on a German farm, the country's national animal disease center said on Tuesday. The H5N5 strain was found on a turkey farm in Germany in Steinburg in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein, the Friedrich Loeffler Institute said.. The H5N5 strain has been found previously in   Read More ...
New bird flu virus type confirmed on German turkey farm
2017-01-24 12:00:04 HAMBURG (Reuters) - A bird flu outbreak in north Germany this week was of a new subtype called H5N5, the first time the strain has been confirmed on a German farm, the country's national animal disease center said on Tuesday. The H5N5 strain was found on a turkey farm in Germany in Steinburg in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein, the Friedrich Loeffler Institute said.. The H5N5 strain has been found   Read More ...
Germany culls 48,000 turkeys after more bird flu found on farms
2017-01-23 19:11:15 HAMBURG (REUTERS) - Germany completed the culling of 45,000 turkeys over the weekend and several thousands more are due to be destroyed after more cases of the contagious H5N8 strain of bird flu were identified on German farms, authorities said on Monday (Jan 23). The mass culling in the eastern state of Brandenburg was carried out after the virus was found on a farm in Dahme-Spreewald. State authorities said a   Read More ...
Germany culls 48,000 turkeys after more bird flu found on farms
2017-01-23 14:38:04 Germany completed the culling of 45,000 turkeys over the weekend and several thousand more are due to be destroyed after more cases of the contagious H5N8 strain of bird flu were identified on German farms, authorities said on Monday. The mass culling in the eastern state of Brandenburg was carried out after the virus was found on a farm in Dahme-Spreewald. State authorities said a further 3,000 were being culled   Read More ...
G20 farm ministers seek to protect precious water supplies
2017-01-22 19:23:47 HAMBURG (REUTERS) - Greater global efforts should be taken to safeguard precious world water supplies to secure food production, the agriculture ministers of the group of 20 leading economies (G20) said on Sunday (Jan 22). "We commit to approaches that improve sustainability of water use in food and agricultural production while ensuring food security and nutrition in accordance with our multilateral trade commitments," they said in a statement after meeting   Read More ...
G20 farm ministers seek to protect precious water supplies
2017-01-22 16:55:01 HAMBURG Greater global efforts should be taken to safeguard precious world water supplies to secure food production, the agriculture ministers of the group of 20 leading economies (G20) said on Sunday. "We commit to approaches that improve sustainability of water use in food and agricultural production while ensuring food security and nutrition in accordance with our multilateral trade commitments," they said in a statement after meeting in Berlin. Climate change,   Read More ...
G20 farm ministers seek to protect precious water supplies
2017-01-22 16:31:48 By Michael Hogan HAMBURG (Reuters) - Greater global efforts should be taken to safeguard precious world water supplies to secure food production, the agriculture ministers of the group of 20 leading economies (G20) said on Sunday. "We commit to approaches that improve sustainability of water use in food and agricultural production while ensuring food security and nutrition in accordance with our multilateral trade commitments," they said in a statement after   Read More ...
Turkeys to be culled after bird flu found on German farm
2017-01-07 10:03:42 About 7,000 turkeys are to be culled after a case of H5N8 bird flu was found on another German farm in the major German poultry production region of Lower Saxony, authorities said on Friday. The contagious H5N8 strain of the disease has been confirmed on the farm and the birds are being culled, the local government in Oldenburg in Lower Saxony said. Some other European countries and Israel have also   Read More ...