Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)

Country: Germany

Food and agriculture are issues that directly affect all citizens. A balanced, healthy diet, safe food, clear consumer information when buying food and a strong and sustainable agricultural, forestry and fisheries sector are among the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture’s (BMEL) most important goals. At the same time, the BMEL is committed to creating good prospects in our many rural regions, to promoting animal welfare and to improving global food security.

Besides political activities arising out of the challenges of these fields, BMEL focuses on the agricultural research and innovation sector, which are closely linked to the future-centric topics i.e. feeding the global population, climate and environment protection, renewable resources and sustainable agricultural production.