Food and Agriculture

In our globablised world central political topics are of increasing international importance. Within these topics, Agriculture and Food play a major role. In the field of international cooperation, a range of topics are on the agenda, including global food, dismantling of barriers in international trade, opening up new markets and good bilateral relations with countries all over the world.

Cattle Enlarge image Steinfurt-Cattle (© German Embassy) The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in South Africa supports the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture.

Moreover, the agricultural section extends its activities to the neighbouring countries Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

South African ground squirrel

Latest News concerning Food and Agriculture

Here you find more information, Articles, Facts and latest developments.


Agriculture in Germany

The German farming industry has many different sides: committed farmers produce healthy, diverse foods and manage a rich cultivated landscape between dykes and the Alps, between the Hohes Venn and Oderbruch (Oder swamp).


Agriculture in southern Africa

The activities of the Agricultural Division within the Embassy of Germany in South Africa  include the neighboring countries of Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Consumer Protection in Germany

Food consumer protection in Germany

Consumer Policy is a task that affects many fields of life: It ranges from the protection of consumers from health threats to the protection of their economic interests. The Federal Government makes sure that the consumers´ legitimate interests are taken into consideration at an early stage in all policy fields.

BioFach-Messe in Nürnberg

Trade fairs and exhibitions

Here the section for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection of the German Embassy provides you with information regarding agricultural trade fairs and exhibitions in Germany and South Africa.

Travelling with pets

Travelling with pets

When entering South Africa or the European Union with a pet, the owner of the pet must comply with certain rules and regulations. For more information on this topic please use the link below. 

Food and Agriculture

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Some of the BMEL's main aims include promoting a balanced, healthy diet with safe foods, and helping to ensure that the agricultural sector is strong and able to perform the many different duties required of it. This RSS feed provides a compilation of new or updated articles on these subjects.

Aug 5, 2017 10:00 AM

Questions and Answers on the Fipronil Contamination in Eggs

Egg production holdings in Belgium and the Netherlands were treated with a product for pest-control which was contaminated with the insecticide Fipronil. It is now known that contaminated eggs were delivered to all federal states.

Contact the responsible department