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Mission Statement International project work of the BMEL

The Bilateral Cooperation Programme was developed from the advisory work carried out as part of the German government’s TRANSFORM programme in 1992. The aim of the programme at the time was to introduce Central and Eastern European countries to market economy structures.

In order to finally realise the human right to adequate food, a social, ecological and economic change is needed within the global food systems. The aim is to strengthen agroecological, climate-friendly, local, fair and participatory food production worldwide. We contribute to this with our international project work by contributing our expertise in agriculture and nutrition and by networking as a reliable partner at bilateral and multilateral level in international climate-food partnerships and as part of our responsibility for the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO).

We work together in partnership in the areas of knowledge generation (research), education (basic and advanced training), capacity building, innovation promotion and knowledge transfer.

Our five instruments and diverse measures follow the principles of agroecology, feminist foreign policy, food-sensitive agriculture, human rights-based approaches to combating hunger and poverty and fair, rules-based trade.

The Bilateral Cooperation Programme of the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) sees itself as an implementation measure for SDG 17: We want to shape the food systems of the future together with strong partnerships worldwide. We see the German-Moldovan Agricultural Policy Dialogue (APD) as part of the Bilateral Cooperation Programme as a platform for the partners Germany and the Republic of Moldova that serves these goals and supports the Republic of Moldova on its path to the European Union.

>> More information (in German): https://www.bmel-kooperationsprogramm.de/mission-statement-internationale-projektarbeit-des-bmel/