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DLG - Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft – German Agricultural Society

Progress and sustainability in agriculture and the food industry

With our 31,000 members, we are an innovation platform and a leading network.
We are a key driver of progress in the agri-food sector.

DLG Honorary President Philip Freiherr von dem Bussche

Our former President, and, until his death, Honorary President, Philip Freiherr von dem Bussche passed away peacefully on April 8, 2024 at the age of 74 after a long illness. The DLG owes a great deal to Philip Freiherr von dem Bussche, who ranks as one of the outstanding personalities of the German and international agricultural industry.

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The latest "Chart of the Month" from DLG-Agrifuture Insights sheds light on the investment plans of farmers in Germany compared to their international counterparts.


A successful Anuga FoodTec 2024 attracts many exhibitors and trade visitors with core themes such as responsibility and climate neutrality.

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Current News: Agriculture

International Agriculture Innovation Conference 2024: Call for Papers and Cases


International Agriculture Innovation Conference of the IAAS (International Association for Agricultural Sustainability) on 10 June at DLG’s Headquarters in Frankfurt – Leading specialist platform in the field of "Sustainable Agriculture" – ...

Agritechnica-powered FutureAg Expo announces conference program


Seven key pillars: sustainable agriculture, energy, innovative machinery, supply chains, biosecurity, agricultural technologies and smart farms, and the human connection – Agritechnica-organizer DLG is co-organizer

Slurry deserves to be called "valuable material"


Focus on farm manure at the 23rd joint conference "LAND.TECHNIK für Profis" by DLG and VDI-MEG on 6 and 7 February 2024 – more than 200 participants and renowned speakers – discussions on directional developments – hosted by Kotte ...

Current News: Food

Successful Anuga FoodTec 2024: A signpost for the food and beverage industries


With over 1,300 exhibitors and 40,000 trade visitors from 133 countries, Anuga FoodTec has strengthened its position as the world's leading trade fair for the food and beverage industry - 'Responsibility' in focus

International FoodTec Award 2024 presented


Leading DLG Food Technology Award for pioneering development in terms of innovation, sustainability and efficiency – Award ceremony at Anuga FoodTec in Cologne, Gemany

Anuga FoodTec 2024: Some highlights of the congress and event programme


Innovative events invite active professional exchange - From 19 to 22 March 2024 in Cologne, Germany


Appeal for a responsible agriculture

Organic farming is often seen as the ideal way to meet numerous challenges facing agriculture. Anyway, it is too easy to draw a simple opposition between “organic” and “conventional” - a sustainable agriculture in the long term is needed.

Biodiesel: The scam with hydrogenated vegetable oils

Since the beginning of the year, hydrogenated vegetable oils (HVO) have been arriving in Germany from dubious sources: palm oil residues from oil mills, used cooking oils or undeclared goods. In each case, China is involved - and in most cases it…

Farm management: Friendliness can be trained

Capricious weather, volatile markets, high stress levels - it's easy to be in a bad mood. However, if you regularly offend or hurt others with your appearance and behaviour, you should urgently work on your friendliness.