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The ministerial tasks of the agricultural administration cover the whole spectrum from animal breeding and animal husbandry to the processing and marketing of animal products such as meat, fish, eggs, milk and honey. In addition to national legislation, the basis is formed by the regulations, quality standards and trade classes as well as specific promotional measures laid down in the European Union's uniform common market organisation. Legal requirements are also implemented for the plant products wine, sugar and fruit and vegetables.

The Ministry is the country's highest hunting, fishing and forestry authority. This means that 14,000 hunters and falconers, 125,000 recreational fishermen and 100,000 forest owners in the country are also directly or indirectly involved with the agricultural administration or affected by its regulations. Especially the policy for sustainable forest management is an expression of the great responsibility for every Brandenburg citizen.

With the LEADER approach, which relies on broad local participation, rural regions are supported and developed in accordance with the requirements of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). In addition to job offers, social infrastructure and public facilities, an attractive social and cultural life is also part of this.

The implementation of land consolidation procedures are important tasks in the context of rural development. In addition to improving production and working conditions in agriculture, forestry and fisheries, the aim is to resolve land-use conflicts, cross-municipal village development, the implementation of water and nature conservation legislation, and the integration of large-scale infrastructure projects into the functional fabric of rural areas in a way that is compatible with ownership, social and environmental concerns. The agricultural administration is the supreme authority for land consolidation.

In addition to the implementation of the EU funding instruments in the field of Agri-environmental and climate measures and direct payments, which are adapted to the needs of the State of Brandenburg, environmentally sound land management also includes the updating of the technical legal basis for plant protection, seed traffic and fertiliser law and organic farming. The agricultural administration is also active here as a legislative authority.

The ministerial tasks of the agricultural administration cover the whole spectrum from animal breeding and animal husbandry to the processing and marketing of animal products such as meat, fish, eggs, milk and honey. In addition to national legislation, the basis is formed by the regulations, quality standards and trade classes as well as specific promotional measures laid down in the European Union's uniform common market organisation. Legal requirements are also implemented for the plant products wine, sugar and fruit and vegetables.

The Ministry is the country's highest hunting, fishing and forestry authority. This means that 14,000 hunters and falconers, 125,000 recreational fishermen and 100,000 forest owners in the country are also directly or indirectly involved with the agricultural administration or affected by its regulations. Especially the policy for sustainable forest management is an expression of the great responsibility for every Brandenburg citizen.

With the LEADER approach, which relies on broad local participation, rural regions are supported and developed in accordance with the requirements of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). In addition to job offers, social infrastructure and public facilities, an attractive social and cultural life is also part of this.

The implementation of land consolidation procedures are important tasks in the context of rural development. In addition to improving production and working conditions in agriculture, forestry and fisheries, the aim is to resolve land-use conflicts, cross-municipal village development, the implementation of water and nature conservation legislation, and the integration of large-scale infrastructure projects into the functional fabric of rural areas in a way that is compatible with ownership, social and environmental concerns. The agricultural administration is the supreme authority for land consolidation.

In addition to the implementation of the EU funding instruments in the field of Agri-environmental and climate measures and direct payments, which are adapted to the needs of the State of Brandenburg, environmentally sound land management also includes the updating of the technical legal basis for plant protection, seed traffic and fertiliser law and organic farming. The agricultural administration is also active here as a legislative authority.

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Close-up of wheat ears
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Agricultural Policy

The discussion on the European Union agricultural policy 2021-2027 is in full swing. The Ministry for Rural Development, Environment and Agriculture of the State of Brandenburg is committed and positioning itself. It wants to ensure a modern and sustainable, environmentally friendly, comprehensive and multifunctional agriculture of the future. The agricultural structure typical for Brandenburg plays a major role in this.  read more in German

Close-up of wheat ears
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Agricultural Policy

The discussion on the European Union agricultural policy 2021-2027 is in full swing. The Ministry for Rural Development, Environment and Agriculture of the State of Brandenburg is committed and positioning itself. It wants to ensure a modern and sustainable, environmentally friendly, comprehensive and multifunctional agriculture of the future. The agricultural structure typical for Brandenburg plays a major role in this.  read more in German

View of a potato field
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Arable farming and plant production

For centuries, arable farming and plant production (including horticulture) has been synonymous with the production of sufficient food for its population in the State of Brandenburg. Modern production methods to protect resources and the environment in a special cultural landscape are essential.
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View of a potato field
© Harald Hirsch

Arable farming and plant production

For centuries, arable farming and plant production (including horticulture) has been synonymous with the production of sufficient food for its population in the State of Brandenburg. Modern production methods to protect resources and the environment in a special cultural landscape are essential.
read more in German

Water buffalo herd - Organic farming of the Bobalis Agrargesellschaft mbH
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Organic farming

The increasing market success of organic food - especially in Berlin, one of the largest organic sales markets in Europe - opens up good future prospects not only for organic farming in Brandenburg, but also for the entire organic food industry in the Berlin-Brandenburg region. read more in German

Water buffalo herd - Organic farming of the Bobalis Agrargesellschaft mbH
© Bobalis Agrargesellschaft mbH

Organic farming

The increasing market success of organic food - especially in Berlin, one of the largest organic sales markets in Europe - opens up good future prospects not only for organic farming in Brandenburg, but also for the entire organic food industry in the Berlin-Brandenburg region. read more in German

Agricultural market - agricultural products
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Agricultural markets

Keeping the agricultural markets in Europe stable and balancing supply and demand is an urgent task of European agricultural policy. The market organisation measures form a social safety net; they serve people and the environment. For this reason, regulations on the quality of agricultural products and foodstuffs are increasingly at the centre of agricultural market policy.
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Agricultural market - agricultural products
© Frank Kirchner

Agricultural markets

Keeping the agricultural markets in Europe stable and balancing supply and demand is an urgent task of European agricultural policy. The market organisation measures form a social safety net; they serve people and the environment. For this reason, regulations on the quality of agricultural products and foodstuffs are increasingly at the centre of agricultural market policy.
read more in German

Piglets in a pig breeding facility
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Animal breeding and animal husbandry

Animal breeding and animal husbandry are important sources of income for agricultural enterprises in Brandenburg. At the same time, they serve to supply the population with high-quality food and are essential for the preservation of the cultural landscape. read more in German

Piglets in a pig breeding facility
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Animal breeding and animal husbandry

Animal breeding and animal husbandry are important sources of income for agricultural enterprises in Brandenburg. At the same time, they serve to supply the population with high-quality food and are essential for the preservation of the cultural landscape. read more in German

Rural village idyll
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Rural development

The rural area in its diversity is a characteristic part of the German capital region. As an economic, social, cultural and natural area with its special features, it must be developed in a targeted manner. The framework conditions are to be geared towards equal living conditions with the full participation of citizens, businesses and local authorities. read more in German

Rural village idyll
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Rural development

The rural area in its diversity is a characteristic part of the German capital region. As an economic, social, cultural and natural area with its special features, it must be developed in a targeted manner. The framework conditions are to be geared towards equal living conditions with the full participation of citizens, businesses and local authorities. read more in German

View into Brandenburg Hall 21 A at the International Green Week 2020
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International Green Week

With IGW Digital 2021, the trade fair took place exclusively digitally from 20 to 21 January. The Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Climate Protection participated in the digital platform of Messe Berlin with its own contributions.
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View into Brandenburg Hall 21 A at the International Green Week 2020
© Bernd Settnik/dpa-Zentralbild

International Green Week

With IGW Digital 2021, the trade fair took place exclusively digitally from 20 to 21 January. The Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Climate Protection participated in the digital platform of Messe Berlin with its own contributions.
read more in German

Forest in the Ravensbergen Potsdam
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Forest

Brandenburg has about 1.1 million hectares of forest. This is 37 percent of the state area. This makes Brandenburg one of the most densely wooded states in Germany. Two thirds of this forest belong to private owners and one quarter to the state of Brandenburg. The forests in Brandenburg are dominated by pine. The proportion of mixed forests is to be increased to 40 percent.
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Forest in the Ravensbergen Potsdam
© Antje Reschke/MLUK

Forest

Brandenburg has about 1.1 million hectares of forest. This is 37 percent of the state area. This makes Brandenburg one of the most densely wooded states in Germany. Two thirds of this forest belong to private owners and one quarter to the state of Brandenburg. The forests in Brandenburg are dominated by pine. The proportion of mixed forests is to be increased to 40 percent.
read more in German

Driven Hunt
© Wachow/Landesbetrieb Forst Brandenburg

Hunting

In the field of hunting, the creation and conservation of adapted game populations is the main focus. In order to be able to achieve the objectives associated with the protection of species through hunting, it is particularly necessary to develop, update and support the necessary legal foundations. The focus is on the implementation of the Federal and State Hunting Act and the associated ordinances. read more in German

Driven Hunt
© Wachow/Landesbetrieb Forst Brandenburg

Hunting

In the field of hunting, the creation and conservation of adapted game populations is the main focus. In order to be able to achieve the objectives associated with the protection of species through hunting, it is particularly necessary to develop, update and support the necessary legal foundations. The focus is on the implementation of the Federal and State Hunting Act and the associated ordinances. read more in German

Trout caught in a fishing quiver
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Fishing and angling

With the numerous water bodies in the state of Brandenburg, optimal conditions are available for a wide range of fishing activities. Its tasks are the creation and conservation of locally adapted fish stocks, the creation of framework conditions for the development of competitive fishing enterprises and the promotion of angling.  read more in German

Trout caught in a fishing quiver
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Fishing and angling

With the numerous water bodies in the state of Brandenburg, optimal conditions are available for a wide range of fishing activities. Its tasks are the creation and conservation of locally adapted fish stocks, the creation of framework conditions for the development of competitive fishing enterprises and the promotion of angling.  read more in German