Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection
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.
fields from a bird's eye perspective
The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in South Africa supports the German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection in this field. Moreover, the agricultural section of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in South Africa extends its activities to the following neighbouring countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Food from Germany: Tradition and Innovation
Germany is the world’s third largest exporter of agricultural goods. German products are popular and in demand. The film on "Quality made in Germany" shows why. In approximately three minutes, the film shows the wide range of products offered by the German agri-food industry – in the fields of seed and planting stock, animal genetics, agricultural machinery, raw materials (cultivation and production), and semi-finished and finished products.
Watch the film "Quality made 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 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.
Consumer protection in Germany
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.