Environment and agriculture in dialogue
Agricultural stakeholders meet with German Environment Agency in Dessau-Roßlau
The German Environment Agency met on 7 July 2020 in Dessau-Roßlau to engage in an exchange with representatives of various agricultural associations. "The debate about overfertilisation is a prime example of the conflicts of interest between agriculture and environment. The situation on other issues is also unsatisfactory for both sides. The stress exerted by agriculture on soil, water, air, climate and biodiversity remains high. At the same time, many farmers are under high price pressure and complain of excessive regulation. It is clear to me that we can only reach our environmental goals for the future together. Our farmers are absolutely essential partners in the conversation," said UBA President Dirk Messner, upon meeting with representatives of the German Small Farmers' Association, the Organic Food Industry Federation, the German Farmers' Association, German Agricultural Society, and the “Land schafft Verbindung – Deutschland" farmers' group.