Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV)
Bundesministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz (BMELV)
Food, agriculture and consumer protection are subjects that affect all citizens directly. The BMELV's main aims include promoting a balanced, healthy diet and safe foods, ensuring that everyday goods are safe, assisting in the development of clear consumer rights and helping to ensure that the agricultural sector is strong and able to perform the duties required of it.
BMELV's offices in Bonn and Berlin have 83 divisions with a total of over 900 staff committed to achieving these aims. It, too, maintains its own 13 research institutions in the field of agricultural research.
Departmental Research Institutes overseen by the BMELV
Research institutes funded by BMLEV
In addition the BMELV is also responsible for of the following research institutes. The gained scientific knowledge will be used for the consulting needs of the ministry.