At the beginning of the 21st century, Germanys production of major agricultural products (e.g., grains, sugar, oils, milk and meat) exceeded domestic consumption, resulting in both exports and continued surpluses. Forestry Some three-tenths of Germanys total land area is covered with forest.
Brown soil covers much of the Central German Uplands and is used for agriculture and grazing. With increasing elevation, soils are suitable only for grazing or forestation. In the northern plains the soil types are sand, loam, and brown podzols, which are heavily leached of mineral matter and humus by deforestation and grazing.
There is now little truly natural vegetation; both the cultivated areas and the countrys extensive forests, which account for about one-fifth of the total land area, are man-made. After the Ice Age the loess areas were covered by oak and hornbeam forests, which are now largely gone.
Germanys agricultural land is shrinking: Between 2000 and 2016, its size declined by 6,970 km2. This is mainly due to urban sprawl and new infrastructure but also due to the slightly growing forests. The German government has a target of 20 percent of arable land to be used for organic farming by 2030.
Feb 11, 2021 agriculture. Forests. New analysis shows that just seven agricultural commodities cattle, oil palm, soy, cocoa, rubber, coffee and plantation wood fiber accounted for 26% of global tree cover loss from 2001 to 2015. These agricultural commodities replaced 71.9 million hectares of forest during that period, an area of land more than ...
Jul 16, 2019 Topics Forests Forests in Germany Forest Strategy 2020 Forest Strategy 2020 Forests cover approximately 11.4 million hectares in Germany, which equates to one third of Germany's national territory. They are valuable ecosystems, carbon sinks and recreation areas and also important suppliers of raw materials.
In Germany forests are potentially the natural vegetation. Today, more that eleven million hecta-res of forest, i.e. 31 % of the country's surface area, are sustainably managed. Over the last four deca-des the forest area has increased by one million hectares. In Germany, besides agricultural land, forests are the most important source of raw mate-
In 2021, Germany was the third largest importer and exporter of consumer oriented agricultural products worldwide, and by far the most important European market for foreign producers. The retail market's key characteristics are consolidation, market saturation, strong competition and low prices.
Farmers in Germany harvested 42 tonnes of cereals (including grain maize and corn cob mix) in 2021 according to final results of the special harvest and quality survey. This was a 2% decline on a year earlier. The yield per hectare was 70.0 decitonnes, which is also nearly 2% lower than in 2020 (71.3 decitonnes). More.
May 31, 2021 Agricultural land use for consumption is triple that of domestic agricultural land (which covers half of Germany) and induced substantial land use change in other regions from 20002015.
48% of the 11.4 million hectares of forest in Germany are private forests. 29% of forests are owned by Countries, 19% owned by corporations and 4% owned by the state. There are strong regional differences. The Share of the private forest ranges from 24% in Hesse to 67% in North Rhine-Westphalia.
Aug 22, 2019 1. Large areas Half of the area of Germany is used for agricultural purposes. Almost one million people produce goods worth more than 50 billion euros per year. 2. High yield After World War II, a farmer in Germany was able to feed ten people. Today, thanks to scientific and technological progress, the figure has risen to 142 people. 3.
Jul 6, 2018 A varied agricultural landscape protects biological diversity. Source: ThomBal / Fotolia.com. More than half of Germany's surface area is used for agriculture. Agriculture thus is the largest land user in Germany and a significant contributor to environmental stress.
Jun 23, 2023 German agriculture is making progress in the field of organic farming, which becomes ever more relevant in the context of global climate change and ongoing environmental concerns.
Germany's agricultural sector is among the four largest producers in the European Union. In order to feed the more than 200 million farm animals, around 50 percent of farmland is made up of grassland and arable land that is used for feeding purposes.
Aug 4, 2022 In 2021, Germany was the third largest importer and exporter of consumer oriented agricultural products worldwide, and by far the most important European market for foreign producers. The retail markets key characteristics are consolidation, market saturation, strong competition and low prices.
Abstract : The present book is part of a five-volume German agricultural history not yet fully published, leading from prehistoric times to the close of the Second World War. While the first and last volume cover the early history and the recent past respectively, the three central volumes deal with the history of farming (II), land tenure (III), and peasantry (IV) during the same period: from ...
Agricultural land in Germany 1949-2022. Yield from grain per hectare of land Germany 1960-2022, by type. Economic barometer in the German agricultural sector 2015-2022. Production value of plant ...
Agricultural advances. Open-field system; Plows and plowing; Hand tools; New lands and crops; Agricultural recession. The Netherlands; England; Spain; Italy; France; Germany
Germany Forest Information and Data. According to the U.N. FAO, 31.8% or about 11,076,000 ha of Germany is forested, according to FAO. Germany had 5,283,000 ha of planted forest. Change in Forest Cover: Between 1990 and 2010, Germany lost an average of 16,750 ha or 0.16% per year.
A woodland cemetery. The German Forest ( German: Deutscher Wald) was a phrase used both as a metaphor as well as to describe in exaggerated terms an idyllic landscape in German poems, fairy tales and legends of the early 19th-century Romantic period. Historical and cultural discourses declared it as the symbol of Germanic-German art and culture ...
Published online by Cambridge University Press: A variety of external forces led to the division of Germany after 1945, and, almost three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, division continues to persist as a social, economic, and political factor in united Germany.
Afforestation Forest expansion This interactive map shows rates of forest expansion across the world. Forest expansion is the sum of natural forest expansion trees that regrows on formerly forested land and afforestation, which is deliberate seeding or tree-planting. Data on afforestation specifically is shown in the next section.