High-ranking visitors at the demonstration farm of the German-Chinese cooperation program “Yifa Animal Husbandry Co, LTD”, in the Chinese Henan province. On September 28th, a delegation led by the Vice-Governor of Henan Province, Mr. Wu Guoding, and others from local authorities, universities and research institutions visited Yifa.
The German Farm Consulting GmbH & Co KG (GFC), Fahrdorf, Germany, together with the ADT Project Consulting GmbH, Bonn, held a webinar on the 25th and 26th of August 2020: “The antibiotic-free feeding of pigs” – as part of the German-Chinese Cooperation Project for the further Development of Animal Breeding and Animal Husbandry in China. About 100 participants, seven speakers, the representatives of the ministries of agriculture of both countries and specialist interpreters were connected via ZOOM on two mornings. Dr. Joerg Krapoth, general manager of GFC and long-term employee ADT in China M.Sc. Henrik Delfs led the webinar from Wahlstedt, Germany.
Within the framework of the “Chinese-German Cooperation Project on Animal Breeding in China” another online supported seminar took place from 15th – 17th July 2020. Organised by the project team in cooperation with the German Farm Consulting (GFC) and the Chinese-German office in Yifa, a three-day seminar on “Selection of gilts and their precise integration” was held at the project demonstration farm Henan Yifa Animal Husbandry Co, LTD.
In the frame of the „Sino-German Cooperation Project on Animal Breeding in China“, the project team organized a four-day-seminar on “Nursery” at the project demonstration farm Henan Yifa Animal Husbandry Co., LTD in collaboration with GFC and the Sino-German Office from Yifa.
The “German-Chinese Cooperation Project for the Further Development of Animal Breeding and Animal Husbandry in China” continues even in times of the COVID-19 pandemic. While trips have to be cancelled, the possibilities of modern conference systems can be used to hold upcoming trainings. As the BMEL explains in the article
describes, online elements were used to communicate the important areas of farrowing.
The company German Farm Consulting GmbH & Co. KG (GFC) based in Fahrdorf has been under the management of Dr. Jörg Krapoth engaged in advising large companies in China’s agriculture.
For about 3 years, GFC has been implementing a Sino-German joint project to promote animal breeding in China, with emphasis on pig breeding. This project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture and supported by an industry consortium. The performers are ADT Projekt GmbH in Bonn and GFC. ADT and GFC have just won the tender for this project for another 3 years.
As part of the consultation in the province of Henan (108 million inhabitants, very intensive agriculture) was held in late October in the capital Zhengzhou (11 million inhabitants), a conference under the title “Talent Recruitment Project Matchmaking – Event for Innovation and Development”. According to Vice Governor Dai Bohua, Henan seeks to attract international talent and consultants for the long-term development of Henan.
At the same time, seven consulting partnerships were recognized as groundbreaking. As the only privately owned company, Dr. Jörg Krapoth has been honored for his activities in the Sino-German project and thus GFC certified for further consulting activities in the province of Henan.
For further cooperation with partners in Henan Province, Dr. Krapoth can conclude additional contracts for several years.