What are the advantages of the rural area

Rural Areas Dialogue Forum - What makes rural areas worth living in?


Just as the city has so-called "push and pull factors", so does the rural area.
In rural areas, these include: a low degree of imperviousness as well as scenic charm, fresh air, silence and the absence of unnatural noise, better climatic conditions (more sun and less rain outside the urban climate), lower anonymity than in the cities, awareness of tradition, clear structures and low levels Bureaucracy.
All these factors make a rural area worth living in. They have to be maintained and expanded in order to strengthen the country. In particular, I regard the issues of noise, degree of sealing and awareness of tradition as increasingly critical. Politicians do not take a clear position here. If in doubt, the points are set aside instead of being improved as a precaution. The landscape must have the highest priority. This also includes (organic) farms that shape the character of the landscape without keeping animals in the stables.

In addition to the "classic" reasons for choosing a place to live in rural areas, there are other important factors of attractiveness: The supply must be within easy reach of the citizens (food, schools, daycare centers, doctors and offices). Public transport has to run at high frequencies. There are often unattractive 2 or even 4 hour cycles in the country, sometimes there is only one bus a day. The following must apply here: Public transport must run at least every hour (30-minute intervals are better) and be well connected to national transport. If necessary, there must be the political will to close the funding deficits. In order to still draw an acceptable economic balance, the following mobility solutions should be preferred instead of the unattractive thinning of the frequency: Use of smaller buses or citizen buses, local public transport not every day, but every hour on these days (model Alps); Combination of take-along option and bus via the same sales channel (currently a model project in Baden-Württemberg); E-scooters / e-bikes can be borrowed to get to the next larger public transport stop. In addition, in order to maintain the attractiveness of the rural area, it is essential to reduce the use of private vehicles to a minimum and, if necessary, to shield infrastructure buildings (e.g. noise protection). Anyone who makes a conscious decision in favor of the country must be able to be sure that they are actually not burdened by exhaust fumes, noise and stress.

Mr. Karl-Georg Schumacher| 06.04.2017


Counteract farm dying and promote farms with happy, species-appropriate animals, PESTUZIDE-FREE REGIONS! in order not to poison the residents with chemicals, preservation of biodiversity, expansion of public transport kept affordable for everyone, promotion of own projects, initiatives on site such as repair cafes and C.O, .. shopping opportunities, best regional, promote own power supply

Mrs. Paulina Kowalska | 08.03.2017


A good 10 years ago we bought an old farmhouse in a very small village (100EW) here in the northwest. Because we wanted to live "in the country".
All around green meadows with cows on them. Nice.
Now we feel like we are in an industrial area. Wintershall has set up a huge oil drilling station (bio-fracking?) 1km away from us. All around, wind farms were created within sight and hearing distance. And the green meadows were leased to the agricultural industry (Vegetable Mählmann). They sow, manure and harvest several times a year. The huge tractors and incredibly large harvesting machines pop through the village 24 hours a day. Without regard to losses. We are afraid for our 3 small children because the harvest workers from outside are always on the move at top speed and have their cell phones on their ears. Madness. Our farmers here in the village still have their normal agricultural machinery and drive considerately because they know their way around here. The only thing that applies to the agricultural industry is: profit maximization !!

Mr. Jörg K.| 08.03.2017


Everything that has been mentioned here, such as fast internet, expansion of the infrastructure, expansion of public transport, ensuring shopping opportunities and medical care are certainly very important points.
But the agricultural budget should not be burdened in order to implement this. This serves to ensure that all people can be supplied with good, safe food without natural poisons.

Mrs. Birgit Sauter| 08.03.2017

Dear participants,

yes, rural regions offer people attractive places to live, work and relax. The Federal Building and Environment Ministry promotes rural areas as part of urban development and thus counteracts population decline and emigration. The urban development program "Smaller cities and municipalities - supra-regional cooperation and networks" supports active cooperation across municipal boundaries. More than 530 measures and collaborations are currently being funded nationwide. In this way, cities and municipalities can make important investments so that they can be maintained and renewed as livable places for living, culture and work. In small towns in peripheral locations, a decline in population and employment, declining purchasing power or the loss of central local functions have a particularly strong impact. With the new research field in experimental housing and urban development "Potentials of small towns in peripheral locations", innovative options for action have been worked out and transferable development strategies tested together with selected model cities since mid-2015. In order to encourage others to act and to honor the commitment of the local people, the "People and Success" competition has been held annually since 2011: the award goes to projects that strengthen rural infrastructure. The main concern of the competition is to collect exemplary projects, to make innovative solutions known to a broad public and to encourage people to take initiative. A systematic analysis of current approaches was also carried out on the subject of local supply. The brochure "Securing local supply in rural areas - impulses for practice" is aimed at municipalities, providers and citizens as well as experts and decision-makers who are committed to local supply.

Many greetings from the | 03/08/2017


A well-tended landscape, with farmers who not only work as landscape maintenance but also produce healthy food. The further death of farms leads to an emigration of citizens to the cities, as many jobs are lost.

J. Hagmann | 07.03.2017


Those who live in the country appreciate the closeness to nature, the tranquility and the opportunities to spend their free time. A complete equal treatment of town and country will certainly remain an illusion and is certainly not necessary. However, certain infrastructure requirements are part and parcel of everything today: Internet, medical care, appropriate care options. More needs to be done here.
If you want to keep rural areas livable, you also have to stand up for modern agriculture. Agriculture secures added value and jobs far beyond primary production! It is precisely animal husbandry that also brings jobs to the construction industry and the handicrafts. In such poor areas as the new federal states, efforts should therefore be made to expand animal husbandry and not to demonize them. Anyone who demands more animal welfare must also allow new stalls to be built!

Dr. Müller | 07.03.2017


Infrastructure, educational opportunities and jobs are needed in rural areas, otherwise even more young people and families will migrate to the cities. The newcomers often lack understanding for the rural population: townspeople think it's great when cows are kept in the pasture, but when the animals have to pass their own front door to get to their pasture and sometimes drop something there the enthusiasm quickly came to an end. Not all villages have a future. It would just be honest to let people know and think with them about how things can go on in larger units.

Mrs. Susanne Günther | 07.03.2017


A policy that is made in the country and not in the city. I'm tired of being patronized by the city, and I'm not telling any city dweller how to live.

Mr. Johannes Krane | 07.03.2017


Diversity makes rural areas worth living in in many ways. Diversity and multitude of people is necessary for rural societies not to become a dying model. These people need a variety of opportunities to earn an income, to be creative, to meet and to provide themselves with everything important. In addition, most people do not want to live in an “agricultural steppe”, but in a diverse landscape where hedges, fields and pastures alternate, where cows are still on the pasture and where there is also a place for wildflowers and beetles.

Mrs. Antje Kölling| 07.03.2017


Crop rotations with flower strips and flowers in the fields. away with the monocultures. Agroforestry systems that have been proven to bring higher yields in terms of arable crops, insects, flowers, etc.

Mr. Martin Krauch | 07.03.2017


The rural area is becoming more and more of a fraudulent label. This is because it is being urbanized because rural life, which is down to earth, has been considered too long and often still as backward. But because the supermarkets cannot cater to the alienated society's hunger for relaxation, balance and adventure in a healthy world, the growing urban population is trying to satisfy this hunger in the countryside. With the decline of the farmers caused by the urban lifestyle, the townspeople looking for relaxation find the ideal rural world less and less. They therefore demand the protection of landscape, nature and animals, whereby the rural area is in a field of tension between leisure and protection of nature, in which the classic rural agriculture, which actually shaped the rural area, is pushed to the edge. Only rural areas are worth living in, however, only where leisure, work and nutrition function side by side and with one another. Instead of the trend towards Paral

Mr. Black Forest farmer Siegfried Jäckle | 07.03.2017


- fresh air and plenty of space for the child's urge to discover
- therefore space for families and social control Statement against anonymity of cities and irresponsibility
- Conveying values ​​through local structures / associations etc.
- Knowledge transfer through agriculture: what is what and how is bread made from grain?
- Diversity of jobs in agriculture
- A varied and demanding job - Maintaining decentralized structures, especially through the Internet and infrastructure, is therefore urgently required! This is where politics have to deal!

Mrs. Sakwerda| 07.03.2017


I grew up in the village myself and therefore know about the deficits in rural areas. These concern the infrastructure, cultural offers, medical care and the supply of everyday items. The question of how agriculture is practiced contributes greatly to the appearance and thus to the well-being of the residents.
Regarding infrastructure / mobility: Public transport should be expanded further. With us in the village everyone is on their way somewhere by car. digital infrastructure: broadband internet should be a basic right for everyone. It cannot be the case, for example, that self-employed people in rural areas who are dependent on the internet can only send or receive a certain amount of data. That further depends on the rural area.
Supply infrastructure: Shopping centers should be thought of as decentralized again. All of this would also create access to the market for young farmers who, after completion, do not see any prospects far from metropolitan areas.

Lisa Haarhoff| 07.03.2017


The well-maintained cultural landscape through agriculture and forestry make it livable, but good internet access and infrastructure are also important. The recreational value is important, but good intact Lws. Companies are the guarantee for this, the dialogue with society is immensely important for the continued existence of rural areas.

Mr. Ulrich Schreiber| 07.03.2017


Unless the development of the villages is restricted by building restrictions in such a way that subsequent generations prefer to move to the city in order to earn a living.

Mrs. Kroner| 07.03.2017


Lively nature and cultural landscape (biodiversity, no monocultures), agriculture without poison, genetic engineering and climate-damaging fertilizers, more. Fairly paid jobs in agriculture, a large proportion of regionally produced food, solidarity between consumers and farmers. Well-functioning local public transport, which should be available to every citizen of his region free of charge.
And dear Ms. Hendricks, THANK YOU for your initiative, not only in this survey, I do not think that this has anything to do with the subject of agriculture. On the contrary! This has to play a major role in the new government so that we can achieve our climate target. (CO / 2 balance, sustainability reports, etc.)

Mrs. Brig Wohnig| 07.03.2017


Good transport connections (local public transport!), Good supply (doctors, shopping, fast internet, cultural promotion, etc.) (if more people move / are "lured" into rural areas, it becomes "worthwhile" again), richly structured, lively, typical landscapes, good air, less noise / anthropogenic background noise, protection of the night (less light pollution!) .... In addition to the optimized state framework, there is the responsibility of each individual, e.g. less living room couch and television / more community, clubs, volunteer work, neighborhood

Claudia Börsting| 07.03.2017


the tax burden of 13a farms (less than 20 ha are exempt)
It is precisely the small farmers who lovingly care for the creeks, roadsides, slopes, trees, who care for nature / .. certainly more respectfully than a large company where everything is done quickly, profitably, ..... Nevertheless, the little one should be flattened so that it no longer "taps" into the pots and even more reaches those who do not need it anyway

Mr. Dipl. Mult Michael Foerst| 07.03.2017


We live in a highly developed country. It should be possible to offer people perspectives on the flat land in order to avoid rural exodus, as it typically occurs in less developed countries. It is a good way to strengthen agriculture where there are no metropolitan areas. But for this we have a Ministry of Agriculture. These developments should run under his leadership and not primarily through dull slogans.

Mr. Dipl. Ing. Agr. (FH) Markus Flury| 07.03.2017


Extensification of agriculture (possible if animal products are not used and food waste is reduced), consistent redistribution of agricultural subsidies to ecological agriculture. The current subsidization of the agricultural industry is a reflection of a policy whose way of thinking and acting is limited to the coming legislative period.

Mrs. Roth| 07.03.2017


Preservation and development of the rural area as a recreation area for humans and a habitat for the flora and fauna. Preservation of the last (moderately) near-natural habitats in Germany, the forests as habitats for animals (including bats and birds) and recreational areas for humans - no further wind turbines in forests. Align the location of renewable energies with the protection of species, nature and the landscape and not with the maximum profit for the operator. Use pre-polluted locations with little potential for conflict (especially motorway routes).
No further fragmentation of the landscape by building new roads, expanding and significantly subsidizing rail transport as an environmentally friendly alternative to mobility.
Implementation of the biotope network, reconnection of habitats through green bridges.
Extensification of agriculture (possible if animal products are avoided and food waste is reduced).

Mrs. Roth| 07.03.2017


The cultural landscape that has been created by farmers and vintners, horticulturists and foresters over many years and - despite all economic difficulties, multiple media hostility, requirements, controls and sanctions as well as political taunts and insults - has been preserved over and over again.
The future viability of rural areas depends on their balanced economic development. The broadband connection is just as important for this as the ability to use digitization. This is the only way for agriculture to have a future.

Mr. Josef Derstappen| 06.03.2017


It is precisely the small-scale management that characterizes the rural area. Due to ever increasing requirements, it is becoming more and more difficult for small businesses to survive. To counteract this, I expect politicians to relax the requirements for small businesses. There are no incentives to support an investment if structural requirements are not met in the region. The German policy should not add something to European standards.Clearly, consumer protection against national agriculture is more popular than an agricultural-friendly policy

Mr. Helmut Windmeißer| 06.03.2017


A good infrastructure for cars, buses, trains and bicycles. Internet. Culture, - sport and children, - and leisure facilities. Sights, attractions, festivals, tours that also attract tourists.

Mrs. Andrea Gallotti| 06.03.2017


some other aspects:
Research and use of effective microorganisms in the LW
more approvals of homeopathic remedies in animal husbandry
more targeted subsidies for demolished houses or renovation of buildings in town centers and massive restrictions
the approval of zoning plans for residential construction on the outskirts of the town Obligation of those willing to build a residential property to set up a specific m² number of flowering areas in their gardens, instead of gravel, grass, ferns ...
Targeted, sensible settlement of authorities in smaller cities, - workplace close to home like now in Bavaria!
Campaign to call on the already established "dormitory population" to work for the maintenance of public green spaces, bees care, ... instead of ever gigantic funding of theaters, opera houses and concert halls by other ministries

Schoeffler| 06.03.2017


- beautiful, well-kept, varied cultural landscape
- fresh air
- rest - work place
- very good place to raise children and to live
- Community of the people who live here
- Vacation regions
- Habitat for animals, plants and people
- all of our drinking water is obtained here
In our times, however, all of this presupposes that rural areas do not lose touch with the rest of the areas, be it in the digital or in the traffic infrastructure. The future viability of the rural economy, agriculture and the communities must be secured.

Mrs. Rotraud Weber| 06.03.2017


Farmers work according to strict guidelines that are currently being tightened again in the fertilizer legislation. This is already closely monitored today. Practical solutions that farmers can implement are important for the preservation of biodiversity and ecosystems. In cases of high processing density, manure could be relocated to arable farming regions. Soil-conserving methods are constantly being improved. Research and innovation have to work hand in hand with agriculture. This should also be promoted and taken up, especially in the investment and training area.

Mrs. Rotraud Weber| 06.03.2017


These are primarily the residents of this area and the closeness to nature there. Unfortunately, the villages are now often "deserted" during the day. If it weren't for the farmers with families who still "hold their positions" and who fill some villages / communities with life. In Bavaria, these family businesses play a major role in making rural areas so liveable ... Unfortunately, this is often forgotten and funding disappears in questionable projects. But there are for agriculture: management requirements, drinking water protection areas, polder priority areas etc. pressed on the eye - more or less for free! Happened to us like that! Is that fair? Above all, it only works in areas where farmers have behaved "close to nature" anyway. I. E. no huge buildings etc. in the outside area. They are now being punished for this with various conditions ?! None of that would be a problem if the corresponding financial compensation took place here ...

Ms. Beate Stadler-Weikl| 06.03.2017


The rural area offers an enormous quality of life: better air conditions (less particulate matter), less noise pollution, lower crime rate. Families with lower incomes also have the opportunity to buy property (single-family home). Politicians are doing everything to make rural areas less attractive. Streets are left in a desolate state, kindergartens and schools are to be closed. The same kilometer flat rate of 0.30 euros has been in effect for years. In the end, the state pays twice, on the one hand in social housing in the metropolitan areas and later on social assistance including rent subsidies, since no property could be purchased. Should only farmers and old people live in rural areas later?

Mr. Christian Karl Müller| 06.03.2017


The many small farms, the variety of plant species, the small fields and meadows that pay attention to living space and the big farmers and society or real estate dealers just want to create money from the state, nobody thinks about the habitat of the animals and people, ask sometimes why many come to rural areas to go on vacation

Mr. Adalbert Heigl | 06.03.2017


The diverse agriculture with currently around 110,000 family businesses in Bavaria plays a decisive role in making rural areas an attractive economic, cultural, natural and living space, in short a home worth living in

Mr. Thomas Sedlmayr| 05.03.2017


In Bavaria we have smallholder structures that cannot be compared with those in the north or in the east. It should therefore be differentiated. When more and more farmers stop, the villages become sleeping places. Traditions and culture are lost. It is our farming families who keep this going.

Mrs. Annette Götz | 05.03.2017

Dear Mrs. Götz,

You are right that one has to take a differentiated look at the general conditions of agricultural holdings.

The EU agricultural subsidies still make up 40% of the EU budget; in the current funding period from 2014-2020 this is around 400 billion euros across the EU. The vast majority of this money is distributed according to the cultivated area, so 1% of the farms in Germany receive 20% of the payments, although larger farms could often work profitably without subsidies. Smaller businesses, on the other hand, could be given more funding to adapt their production to the requirements of the environment and society.

Large companies should not be given any advantage in terms of legal requirements either. We take this into account in our current proposals. The current proposals by the Federal Environment Ministry to require a development plan for stable buildings, the proposals for immission control approval for pig and poultry houses or for the material flow balance in fertilizer law are aimed at large farms. Our agriculture only has a future if it protects our environment, the climate and our nature, takes the welfare of livestock into account, produces healthy food and ensures adequate living and working conditions for farmers.

Many greetings from the | 03/06/2017


High burdens for road expansion measures which are mostly to be borne by the residents in the villages (via road subsidy statutes) should be paid for by the general public. As long as this is not the case, young families will prefer new residential areas or city apartments to build their homes.

Mr. Josef Först | 05.03.2017


The multifunctional agriculture with currently around 109,000 family businesses in Bavaria plays a decisive role in making the rural area an attractive living, economic, natural and cultural area, in short a home worth living in. Without farmers, rural areas will die.

Mrs. Hoßmann | 05.03.2017


Bavaria is shaped by its cultural landscape. Many small businesses have always shaped and maintained this landscape. Measures such as the cultural landscape program are very important here. Politicians must do everything possible to give smaller businesses the opportunity to secure their livelihoods.

Mr. Alois Mühlhuber | 05.03.2017


The beautiful thing about rural areas are the different regions, the well-tended landscape and the solidarity of the locals. But if all the failures of the landscape and animal welfare continue to be carried out on the backs of the farmers, it will not stay that way. More and more farmers will stop and therefore only very large intensive farms can exist that no longer manage the land so sustainably but are only interested in yield. The more the better and without consideration for damage to humans and animals. The rural area can only be preserved in its kind if the existence of the small family businesses is no longer threatened.

Mrs. Katharina Rest | 05.03.2017


Agriculture and viticulture maintain the landscape, keep the areas free and are important for rural structures. They are the engine of rural areas. Without agriculture, the areas used would quickly develop into forest areas. In many regions of Germany there is enough forest so that without agriculture and viticulture the biodiversity would decrease significantly. Without winegrowers, the beautiful landscape and tourism on the Ahr, Moselle, Rhine and Nahe would be unthinkable. What would the Eifel and the Westerwald be without our agriculture? Clearly: Agriculture and viticulture make rural areas liveable and lovable!

Mr. Herbert Netter | 05.03.2017


In addition, the family farms create the basis for rural tourism by maintaining and caring for the cultural landscape. The farmers with their family businesses as well as the upstream and downstream areas of agriculture, forestry and food management see themselves as the heart of the rural area. Farming families are business families loyal to their location. They ensure stability and economic strength in rural areas. You maintain a dense network of business relationships with suppliers, buyers and service providers. The environment also benefits from vital agriculture and forestry. One euro that a farmer spends on a structural investment, for example, generates up to seven euros in added value in rural areas. With a variety of social contributions, e.g. B. voluntary work in the fire brigade, in associations, churches, parties or other groups, the farming families take responsibility and

Mr. Mr. Agricultural Master Josef Englbrecht | 05.03.2017


The multifunctional agriculture and forestry with currently around 109,000 family businesses in Bavaria plays a decisive role in making the rural area an attractive living, economic, natural and cultural area, in short a home worth living in.

Mr. agricultural master Josef Englbrecht | 05.03.2017


The calm, the togetherness, good air. Small structured hallway, thus rich in flora and fauna. This is achieved with considerable costs for farmers and therefore good agricultural support must continue to exist. / p>

Mr. Schunk| 05.03.2017


The rural area is made up of the cultural landscape, which must be preserved in its current state. The rural area is shaped and maintained by family farms. Newcomers to a locality must be aware beforehand that there is agriculture in the country and that there are always smells, etc. Agriculture needs to be strengthened here so that it can continue to exist. The hallway does not belong to pedestrians and dog owners alone.

Mr. Popp| 05.03.2017


The calm, the plants, the clean air, the birds, the animals. But unfortunately only if no farmer lives nearby!

Mr. Johann Klaus| 05.03.2017


Quiet

-Nature and biodiversity

-Experience the animal and plant world and we humans only as a small part of it

-we probably urgently need the knowledge about animal and plant breeding in the future! (climate change, migration flows, post oil and post growth epoch, phosphor crisis are imminent)

- Village communities where you can help and support one another

-The closeness to nature is a very deep basic need and if we lose access to our origins we destroy the world. You only protect what you have come to know and love and that is not possible on the computer or TV.

-We need the many bacteria on farms to build up our immune system. Children raised in "sterile" conditions are becoming increasingly ill.

-Avoidance of car traffic, noise and exhaust fumes

- Space to develop (does not exist in rental apartments and also not in densely built-up city centers)

-Children need nature and space to develop, otherwise they will all turn off (car lasers, drugs, mobile phone addiction)

Mrs. Birgit Haushahn | 05.03.2017


A rural structured agriculture with viable family businesses. A well-tended cultural landscape. "Lively" villages with sufficient local supplies. Sufficient infrastructure and transport links and enough educational opportunities. Access to broadband coverage even in rural areas. Strengthening regional economic crises.

Mr. Steinbacher | 05.03.2017


Re question 5: The relaxing nature that is well cared for by the farmers. In some cases, however, this is only possible through agricultural subsidies.

Mr. Georg Zenk | 05.03.2017


Dear Sirs and Madames,

I am from Upper Lusatia in Saxony and would like to comment on the rural area outside the bacon belt of the cities. This area was characterized by the four-sided farms of the farmers with their remaining and splintered areas between the houses and the agricultural areas mostly adjacent to the farms Now the farms are no longer needed. Large farms have formed, mostly away from the villages. Agricultural land is becoming an object of speculation all over the world in Germany. Our four-sided farms, which were the basis of the nutrition of our predecessors, are falling into disrepair, despite subsidies Four-sided courtyards with their leftover and splintered areas are falling into disrepair, the fruit trees are being cleared, there is only a lawnmower or lawn tractor. You can no longer get the fruit (organic) and products from small animal husbandry (organic). The prices are the same in the large grocery stores much cheaper.

Mr. Günter Herrmann| 05.03.2017


Lively nature and cultural landscape (biodiversity, no monocultures). Agriculture without poison, genetic engineering and climate-damaging fertilizers. More and fairly paid jobs in agriculture. Strong proportion of regionally produced food. Solidarity between consumers and farmers.

Mr. Matthias Wohnig| 05.03.2017


The biodiversity. It is only good through active, biodiverse agriculture, as it is practiced now. Shutdowns over many years reduce the biodiversity, many plants are deprived of the basis and they can no longer thrive. If animal husbandry (pig husbandry) is driven out of one's own country, biodiversity will also disappear. Because where there is no active farmer doing his work, there will also be no biodiversity.

Mrs. Link| 04.03.2017


Infrastructure is necessary: ​​Internet, doctors, schools Development within settlements instead of new building areas Promotion of voluntary work Maintaining many farming families results in stable rural societies Diverse environment

Mrs. Angela Müller| 04.03.2017


Village community, solidarity, the cultural landscape. What we need are kindergartens, schools, rural doctors and midwives in the country. Also funding for the local centers that they do not bleed and the areas for agricultural. Management will continue to be available. Rural family businesses maintain club life (fire brigade, village festivals and so on).

Mrs. Silvia Herold| 04.03.2017


Investments in rural areas at the federal level would be helpful. Linked to the existing infrastructure in terms of further development / modernization. E.g. a large company has just moved to the next city because the municipality and the state did not want / could not provide the necessary infrastructure and the operator also did not see its own opportunity to do so. The result is vacancy in the immediate vicinity of the city, while new priority areas for business are to be identified in the immediate vicinity (specifically SBH from Wilhelmsthal to Eisneach, while the Kindel industrial area is to be expanded at the expense of the local priority species).

Mr. Renner| 04.03.2017


Quiet, space, no traffic jams, social fabric, landscape and agriculture on the doorstep, especially through direct marketers a transparent production of food, with a little luck in the best quality, dog and cat at home, ..., healthier life, after a childhood in the dirt or barn (hardly possible today) generally no allergies

Mr. Jens Winter| 03.03.2017


The rural area comprises around 85 percent of the area in Bavaria. More than 60 percent of the Bavarian population, a total of 8 million people, live there. The multifunctional agriculture and forestry with currently around 109,000 family businesses in Bavaria plays a decisive role in making the rural area an attractive living, economic, natural and cultural area, in short a home worth living in. Agriculture and forestry secure and create local jobs, promote regional economic cycles and thus offer prospects for all people in rural areas to stay. Over 830,000 people are employed in the agricultural sector in Bavaria. This corresponds to twelve percent of all jobs in Bavaria. In addition, the family farms create the basis for rural tourism by maintaining and caring for the cultural landscape.

Mr. Matthias Borst| 03.03.2017


@ yourself | 02/20/2017

Farmer's rule "The citizen can enjoy the landscape for free when plants sprout"

better

"Also because cultivated plants sprout in the fields, citizens can enjoy the landscape at no cost"

Mr. Dipl. Ing. Agr. Tilman Kluge| 03.03.2017


The diversity in rural areas is valuable and must be preserved. This applies not only to the cultural landscape that has arisen through cultivation, but also to the general social conditions in rural areas. Farmers in particular stand for stability because they often fulfill important functions in the village community and thus also fulfill a wide range of social tasks.

Mr. Hehn| 03.03.2017


Rural areas are worth living in when life is connected there - from attractive workplaces to public transport and from educational institutions and shops to art and culture and fast W-LAN. Despite fresh air and greenery in front of the house, all of this is necessary for an equivalent life in comparison to the city.

Ms. Dipl.-Ing (FH) Anneliese Buchsbaum| 03.03.2017


The cultural landscape that has been created by the rural population for centuries forms the basic framework for a space worth living in. This includes functioning village communities and a good social infrastructure. The urbanization of rural areas must be counteracted. To this end, the area-wide cultivation by our farmers must be maintained. Agriculturally usable soil must have a high protection factor, and extraction from production must be made more difficult, regardless of the purpose.

Mr. Koeninger| 03.03.2017


The rural area offers the people there, but also those seeking relaxation from the urban conurbations, relaxation. Thanks to the work of the farmers, this space is maintained and preserved! Nevertheless, the rural area needs modern infrastructure in order to secure the jobs available there and to prevent rural exodus.

Miss Dr. Petra Paul| 03.03.2017


worth living means being able to earn a living. At the moment, those living in rural areas earn less and less and are subject to more and more requirements. Animal husbandry is moving abroad, as has already happened with chicken husbandry, see the current level of self-sufficiency with eggs in Germany.

cousin | 02.03.2017


Rural areas, for which topics does Ms. Hendricks declare herself responsible?
Our rural area is what makes it worth living just as we find it. A cultural landscape, created and shaped by the farmers over the centuries.
Every region has its own characteristics that need to be preserved. For this, however, depending on the difficulty of the land management, the preservation of the landscape-defining elements, etc. Financial compensation is paid in addition to the essential basic coverage.
This will certainly be accepted by all sections of the population who use rural areas for recreation.

Mr. Johann Weininger | 02.03.2017


More attention must be paid to rural areas. The expansion of the infrastructure and faster internet access in rural areas would have to be made more intensive and faster. Agriculture provides employment for a large number of workers, and this must be maintained. The rural areas must be made more attractive so that the migration of the population to the cities is slowed down.

Brenk | 02.03.2017


The topic of rural areas is also the responsibility of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and not that of the Federal Ministry for the Environment!
Our family farms and forestry businesses play a decisive role in why our home is so worth living in and why it is becoming an attractive living, cultural, natural and economic area.
Our companies maintain the cultural landscape and make it so interesting for tourism and recreation for everyone. In addition, the management of our businesses is designed for generations, the businesses are tied to their location (land) and manage it sustainably. So jobs in rural areas are kept in agriculture and forestry itself as well as in the upstream and downstream areas of agriculture and are thus a factor for the stability and economic strength of rural areas. Voluntary work in associations, churches, etc. also makes the homeland worth living in.

Mr. Daniel Spaderna | 01.03.2017


external costs - get rid of them!

THAT is central !!

Mr t z | 02.03.2017


A fragmented, varied landscape. Unsprayed meadows and fields. Cows with horns in the pasture. Factory farming should be banned. Chickens, pigs etc. in the fresh air.

Mrs. S. Kudicke | 02.03.2017


@ Matthias Schütz | 02/28/2017

[Quotation beginning] if the Federal Nature Conservation Association collects € 36,000 per wind turbine, no compensation areas for wind energy are required; the rural area is doing really well. Property should no longer be worth anything so that land can be more easily available. [ Quote end]

The calculation of replacement payments for wind farms, e.g. due to the so-called biotope value method, is undoubtedly a horse's footer (Section 15 (6) BNatSchG). The same applies to the consistently realistic determination of the dismantling costs (Section 35 (5)).

In the case of statements such as those from Mr. Schütz, it would be good if they were given information about the use of the funds by the recipient in at least one specific case, i.e. if Roß and Reiter were named.

Above all, I am aware of a dubious case in the offshore sector (Nordergrund wind farm), but here, because it is offshore, it does not fall under the subject of "agriculture".

Mr. Dipl. Ing. Agr. Tilman Kluge | 02.03.2017


What makes rural areas worth living in:
Cultural landscape, cohesion. What the rural area needs more of - jobs, added value, kindergartens, schools, hospitals, shopping opportunities…. What the rural area does not need: unbridled wilderness areas, entry bans due to nature conservation, fear of the wolf ... The rural area lives from and through agriculture.

Bohm | 02.03.2017


The beautiful landscape that is being looked after by the less and less farming families, who live together in the village, where many people still do volunteer work. The direct reference to the environment nature and you can still see how our means of life are generated. Contact with the farming families is aware of their situation and knows where the food comes from. one is somehow more impartial about life in terms of violence and terror.

Mrs. Eva Bail | 02.03.2017


Agriculture and viticulture guarantee jobs in rural areas; there are many development and employment opportunities here; the infrastructure must urgently be promoted so that rural areas are not left behind!

Mrs. Hildegard Moritz, master winemaker | 02.03.2017


Justice? Maternal pension for agricultural trade association! “Without justice, the stability of society is threatened” (Bianca Biwer, January 13, 2017, front page RP) What was? Injustice! Until 2012, the forest owner was exempt from paying contributions to the LBG and was still insured. That was unfair. The levy was only distributed over the large areas. Many so-called companies, like the 3 of us women over 67, 0.6 ha of forest, did not benefit from the 1.5 ha exemption. We hand over the necessary dangerous forest work to a real company. No risk, no insurance required.

What has been changed? Well "fair"? Not yet! From 2012, the large areas have been relieved with a contribution reduction and the previously exempted 1.5 hectares have been burdened. Again, 0.25 hectares of land were unfairly exempted from the payment of contributions and the company can still claim insurance benefits. Lei

Mr. Gerd Ulrich Fuhrmann | 02.03.2017


- Vital, livable villages are the basis for the economic and social development of rural areas. In order to prevent more and more village centers from bleeding out as heart chambers, interior development must take precedence over further use of the outside area. This is the only way to ensure that new industrial areas or the like are incorporated into existing settlements and that the landscape is not sprawled any further.

- The position of rural areas must be equated with cities. The people who live here must have the same rights as the people in the cities - rural areas must no longer be neglected in all respects
- The Federal Environment Ministry is not responsible for agricultural policy, food issues and politics for rural areas.

Mr. Stefan Kramer | 03/01/2017


The rural structure with a wide distribution of property characterizes the picture and Bavaria! A conservation of the agricultural and forestry areas is necessary to preserve this landscape!

Mr. Markus Bauer | 03/01/2017


Family farms should continue to exist in the villages. This is an important prerequisite for an intact village life. Agriculture takes on a wide range of tasks, from club life to landscape maintenance and the preservation of the cultural landscape.
If the farmers are further cleaned up by the stinginess is cool mentality, the community in the villages will also be destroyed. The aim here is to prevent the companies from dying again.

Mr. Helmut Rhode | 03/01/2017


o Development and employment opportunities
o Agriculture as a guarantee of jobs in rural areas
o Do not depend on rural areas: Internet, infrastructure, ...

Mr. Andreas Müller | 03/01/2017


Agriculture in its many forms. Farmers and rural women on site. Voluntary work by the people in the villages. Broadband expansion, good infrastructure.

Mr. Kraus | 03/01/2017


The rural area lives from diversity and from its inhabitants. We absolutely have to avoid further evacuation of rural areas. For me, rural areas mean living space, recreational space and economic space. In the field of agriculture, this includes the fact that a variety of agricultural and forestry types and sizes can exist side by side and with one another, provided that the economy is properly managed and adapted to the natural conditions. This requires special support for small and medium-sized family businesses. It is also important to significantly reduce the withdrawal of space for industrial areas, new traffic routes and compensation areas to the absolutely necessary level.
It would be good to promote the settlement of medium-sized companies in the outskirts or on the outskirts.

Mr. Walther Pittroff | 03/01/2017


The land makes the rural habitat worth living in. Those who move to the country do so because they want to live in nature, because they are looking for peace and quiet, because they love or at least like plants and animals. The rural habitat is worth living in because of its diversity and biodiversity, the song of skylarks, the hum of bees and the surprise when a bat flutters around faster than you can see at dusk. Promote ecological agriculture massively so that conventional agriculture no longer makes sense for farmers, prevent the settlement of large industries from abroad, promote regional structures - from craftsmen to farmers to service providers!

Mrs. Mandy Matheja | 02/28/2017


if the Bund Naturschutz collects € 36,000 per wind turbine, no compensation areas for wind energy are required; the rural area is doing really well. Property should no longer be worth anything, so that land can be more easily available.

Mr. Farmer and businessman Matthias Schütz | 02/28/2017


If it were no longer misused as a resource for the cities, it would become more livable again. 80% of the funding for rural areas should benefit jobs, in particular through infrastructure measures such as fast internet and services of general interest with doctors, schools, etc. Equal living conditions in town and country, as required by the Basic Law.

Mr. Eberhard von Ilten-Ausmeyer | 02/28/2017


Land is the most important livelihood factor for agriculture. In Bavaria, an average of 8500ha per year has been lost for road construction, trade and housing estates in the last 10 years, this must be reduced.

Mr. Albin Englert | 02/28/2017


Dear participants,

In this section of the forum we read again and again about the responsibilities of the Federal Environment Ministry and the departments within the Federal Government. We have never denied that the Federal Ministry of Agriculture is responsible for agricultural policy in Germany, nor do we intend to question this responsibility. In the federal government, this is responsible for the protection of groundwater, soil, air and biodiversity. This results in direct points of contact with agriculture. Because we can only protect these goods if agriculture changes and respects the load limits of soil, water and biodiversity. With the campaign, we support and participate in a broad social debate about sustainable agriculture that is environmentally friendly, produces healthy food and ensures farmers a good income. We are aware of the importance and the merit of agriculture for rural areas and that is what we are concerned with: The creation of framework conditions for sustainable agriculture that strengthens local farmers and secures their working basis.

Many greetings from the


The Federal Environment Ministry is not responsible for agricultural policy, food issues and rural policy. The rural area comprises around 85 percent of the area in Bavaria. More than 60 percent of the Bavarian population, a total of 8 million people, live there.
The multifunctional agriculture and forestry with currently around 109,000 family businesses in Bavaria plays a decisive role in making the rural area an attractive living, economic, natural and cultural area, in short a home worth living in. Agriculture and forestry secure and create local jobs, promote regional economic cycles and thus offer prospects for all people in rural areas to stay. Over 830,000 people are employed in the agribusiness in Bavaria. This corresponds to twelve percent of all jobs in Bavaria. Vital, livable villages are the basis for the economic and social development of rural areas.

Mr. Michael Bienlein | 02/28/2017


Agriculture and forestry secure and create local jobs, promote regional economic cycles and thus offer prospects to stay for all people in rural areas. Over 830,000 people are employed in the agribusiness in Bavaria. This corresponds to twelve percent of all jobs in Bavaria.
In addition, the family farms create the basis for rural tourism by maintaining and caring for the cultural landscape. The farmers with their family businesses as well as the upstream and downstream areas of agriculture, forestry and food management see themselves as the heart of the rural area. Farming families are business families loyal to their location. They ensure stability and economic strength in rural areas. You maintain a dense network of business relationships with suppliers, buyers and service providers. The environment also benefits from vital agriculture and forestry.

Mr. Frank Menzner | 02/28/2017


Multifunctional agriculture shapes and maintains this rural area. The fewer farmers there are, the harder it will be to maintain this rural area and the villages will die. Here the farmers must be offered a future with a good income, an intact and sustainable infrastructure, and an intact general cultural life (sports clubs, fire brigade, etc.). This then also helps village life and rural exodus would be curbed. It is important to fill the town centers with as much life as possible and not to build one new development area after another. Incentives to buy and modernize existing houses would fill the town centers with life again and strengthen the village community.

Mr. Marc Timm | 02/27/2017


An intact infrastructure. The previous villages are becoming more and more anonymous due to the designation of more and more new building areas. These new citizens are in no way interested in the general public (fire brigade, local associations). Many houses in the villages are empty. Building land could be saved through bonus incentives for purchase or renovation. The necessary infrastructure (roads, electricity, water and sewage disposal is already in place in the localities. There are no expensive development measures for the communities and the immediate neighborhood would also strengthen the village community.

Mr. Herbert Pfeufer | 02/27/2017


A beautiful cultural landscape tended by farmers without a lot of fallow land and weeds.

Mr. Frank Menzner | 02/27/2017


Biodiversity could be improved by increasing the general standards for farmers towards nature conservation and ecological agriculture. In order to meet these standards, farmers with EU funding should primarily receive training and then money to implement the standards, farmers should also be monitored, and slight price increases could be considered to reward farmers for their efforts.

Mrs. Sievi | 02/27/2017


In my opinion, rural areas include animals, cattle / sheep on pasture. In order to maintain this, the introduction of the mother animal premium would make sense, as well as practicable requirements on the part of nature conservation for pasture areas in protected areas (NSG, FFH, etc.) without impairing animal welfare.

Mr. Tobias Mauch | 02/27/2017


The Federal Ministry of Agriculture is responsible for the rural area !! Multifunctional agriculture shapes and maintains this rural area, maintains the cultural landscape and maintains village life, e.g. the clubs . The fewer farmers there are, the more this rural area and the villages will die. Farmers are becoming fewer because politics makes it impossible to do an adequate business with its many more and more regulations, e.g. the fertilizer ordinance.

Mr. Helmut Mader | 02/27/2017


• The multifunctional agriculture and forestry with currently around 109,000 family businesses in Bavaria plays a decisive role in making rural areas an attractive living, economic, natural and cultural area, in short a home worth living in. The Federal Environment Ministry is not responsible for the major agricultural policy and the design of the funding programs. • Broadband access is an extremely important economic location factor for agriculture, forestry and the food industry, crafts and companies. Fast internet is the basic requirement for business start-ups and location security.

Mr. Dieter Heberlein | 02/27/2017


The small but infinitely diverse structure of the fields and farms. HA funding destroys small and targeted large companies

Mr. Bernhard Jocher | 02/27/2017


The promotion of farming families with their diverse forms of production, operation and organization, in full-time or part-time employment and with income combinations must therefore be the focus of a policy for rural areas. This includes the promotion of investments, regional value chains as well as regional and direct marketing initiatives. The farming families must be supported in the further development of their farms. We need a climate of appreciation for agriculture and forestry. This applies to the municipal level, for example. B. in the approval of stable structures.

Metalagring | 02/27/2017


Easy access to the necessary centers and a good internet connection so that we are not left behind.

Wiedemann | 02/27/2017


In order to be able to continue to meet the environmental standards, it will be necessary to pay these allowances. Every commercial company receives appropriate funds for this.
21) I think only nature users are able to preserve biodiversity. What use are the urban know-it-alls who have no idea of ​​the actual events and only see the perfect Milka world.
3) I believe that the studies of the nitrate levels have been incorrectly evaluated by the BMUD. A decent nutrient-supplied agriculture cannot produce this concentration of nutrients. Please provide the correct numbers.
4) Consumers should buy locally sourced products rather than organic products from overseas.
5) Agriculture is the guarantor in rural areas for jobs, added value in renewable energies and contributes to maintaining our cultural landscape through the management (use) of the lands.

Tax advisor Peter Stodian | 02/26/2017


A livable rural area includes diverse cultures, well-tended landscapes, lively villages and, last but not least, viable farms that share in social prosperity.

Schmitt | 02/26/2017


Dear Sir or Madam, In any case, rural areas do not make it more livable if fellow citizens who have no idea of ​​the fundamental relationships in nature, as one has learned as a farmer from childhood (and in vocational training and studies) , think to criticize the way of cultivation. A dialogue initially requires knowledge on both sides. Therefore, this knowledge should already be imparted value-neutral in school (which is currently only the case to a limited extent) in order to create a basis. All sides should critically question their arguments and base them on well-founded, statistically secured results or well-founded practical knowledge. Pointed, often one-sided and poorly knowledge-based accusations do not advance the dialogue.

Mr. Stefan Thurner | 02/26/2017


The rural area is characterized by the small plots of land and rural agriculture. In the Gemünde area in particular, agriculture is not yet characterized by the large farmyards, but the existing full-time farmers are slowly being driven into the crisis to continue to expand. I advocate promoting landscape maintenance and the smaller farmers so that our home is preserved. Our area with steep slopes needs even more pasture management, which first requires landscape maintenance or the production of original ones.

Local chairman Winfried Herch | 02/26/2017


• Promote our old cultural landscape not only through the small compensation payments for the farmers
• Create and expand regional structures for work and family
• Stop demographic change or stop the emigration of the younger generation
• Promote more clubs, preserve cultural monuments with funding programs. There are enough people who want to develop in rural areas. You just have to work with more stability. Every 5 years everyone here sits on a swaying ship.

Mrs. Katrin Lutze | 02/26/2017


Shifting the EU compensation payments to farmers from the first to the second pillar deprives rural agriculture of important funds, which are then misappropriated by municipalities and initiatives in town houses etc. Widespread ownership is of immense importance for the basic social consensus. Global land grabbing by hedge funds is also spreading more and more in Germany and is destroying the rural structure. Farmers Land in farmers hands.

Mr. Falter | 02/26/2017


Dear Sirs and Madames,
For many years, the decisions of the agriculture ministers have shown a terrifying proximity to the agricultural lobby, factory farming and the pharmaceutical industry. Chicken, turkey, duck and pig farms are still permitted, especially in structurally weak areas. Under the guise of generating new jobs and tax revenue, citizens' concerns about the emissions such as manure, slurry, MRSA germs, virus discharge and much more are raised. wiped away. Regardless of the animal suffering that is consciously accepted in these companies, huge amounts of water, electricity and disinfectants are used to operate such systems. The surfaces must be sealed to decontaminate the entire facility. It is clear that these businesses have a massive impact on the "liveability" of rural areas. Especially in times of avian influenza or swine flu, these factory farms are regularly noticed by disease outbreaks.

Mrs. Sweden | 02/25/2017


Precisely because agriculture is practiced in Germany, the landscape looks the way it is, a cultural landscape and not a natural landscape. Of course, there are differences in Germany in terms of cultivation. For my part, I can speak for Bavaria and the Ministry of Agriculture takes care of the farmers, e.g. with KULAP, and not the Ministry of the Environment - that has other tasks !!

Mr. Ruth | 02/25/2017


The rural area is worth living in if it is structured in a diverse and small-scale manner and also leaves room for unused fallow land. Fields and meadows must again be rich in flowers and the landscape populated with numerous species of animals. Industrial agricultural deserts with huge blows, which moreover regularly after manure or chemicals certainly do not do justice to this.

Dr. Heinz Klöser | 02/25/2017


The rural areas provide the ecological compensation for the environmental pollution of the metropolitan areas. This should be taken into account when funding rural communities.

Mr. Claus-Dieter Tobaben | 02/24/2017


A healthy coexistence makes rural areas worth living in, but this is no longer guaranteed, as those looking for leisure time feel harassed by farmers on the country lanes, be it by tractors driving past, work in the fields, possibly with pollution caused by farmers with the good ones professional practice should mostly be cleaned after work. When harvesting at night (does not have to be), but due to climate change, i.e. in ever shorter periods of time, harvesting has to be carried out, since summers do not guarantee good harvesting weather for 10-14 days in a row. Unfortunately, manure smells in humans? Dogs are allowed to hunt almost everything, including the animals, not to mention the legacies! If you want to talk to the dog owners about it, we tell you that you still pay dog ​​tax. A rethink must take place or a cooperation that already begins in kindergartens and schools so that the children understand what is happening outside.

Housekeeper Silvia Bühler | 02/24/2017


The rural agriculture and not factory farming and megalomania of individuals. Due to the oversupply, these destroy prices and thus destroy the existence of small and medium-sized enterprises.

Mr. Farmer Martin Loidl | 02/24/2017


Small structured fields and meadows, a well-tended mixed forest and field and forest paths, which are not over-wide and easily passable and walkable. Little work on Sundays and public holidays - also by the farmers! - so that Sundays and public holidays are again a day for family outings in nature and not constantly oversized agricultural Vehicles on the completely broken field and forest roads prevent citizens from relaxing in our beautiful landscape.

Mrs. Farmer Maria Kainzmaier | 02/24/2017


Ensure the farms have an income so that they can keep their operations. Farmers enrich rural areas and preserve our landscape in all its diversity.

Mr. Thomas Wolf | 02/24/2017


-Income impact of agricultural payments
- Compensation for environmental standards above world level
-Investment support for particularly environmentally friendly technology / processes

-Evaluate the impact of greening
-Production-integrated nature conservation instead of production abandonment

-Expansion and promotion of water cooperation
- Promote the distribution of farm manure

-Buy regional and seasonal products to boost local economies
- Redeem willingness to pay more for supra-legal standards

-Development and employment opportunities
-Agriculture as a guarantee of jobs in rural areas
-Rural areas do not depend on: internet, infrastructure

Mr. Hans-Jörg Brix | 02/23/2017


Dear Sirs and Madames,
I think that the rural area alone makes life worth living here due to its naturalness and unspoilt nature. This only applies to the areas that are not affected by the motorway, ICE, power lines and other surface sealing. Therefore, in my opinion, a start would be made by stopping the surface sealing by revitalizing already sealed surfaces that are no longer used with new uses.
The surface sealing must stop.

Mr. Peter Brehm | 02/23/2017


If I live in a village and can use dirt roads to run a lap, then that makes rural areas worth living in. In our village (Saxony-Anhalt) the paths have been partially blocked off and partially plowed away. So you can only walk between houses or take very long walks, or turn around at some point. For me, a village feeling worth living in also includes trees along the way. These are sometimes cut in a bumbling manner by not well trained road maintenance companies or ABM companies. Many old fruit trees and linden trees have died as a result in recent years and will not be replaced. We paid for and planted the newly planted trees in the village ourselves.

Mrs. Jantje Justine Fischer | 02/23/2017


Dear participants,

rural regions offer people attractive places to live, work and relax. The Federal Building and Environment Ministry promotes rural areas as part of urban development and thus counteracts population decline and emigration. The urban development program "Smaller cities and municipalities - supra-regional cooperation and networks" supports active cooperation across municipal boundaries. The focal points of action are the support of active cooperation between different municipalities as well as investments for the maintenance and development of the municipal infrastructure. More than 530 measures and collaborations are currently being funded nationwide. In this way, cities and municipalities can make important investments so that they can be maintained and renewed as livable places for living, culture and work. The city centers and town centers can thus be strengthened and public services can be secured. In small towns in peripheral locations, a decline in population and employment, declining purchasing power or the loss of central local functions have a particularly strong impact. With the new research field in experimental housing and urban development "Potentials of small towns in peripheral locations", innovative options for action have been worked out and transferable development strategies tested together with selected model cities since mid-2015. In order to encourage others to act and to honor the commitment of the local people, the "People and Success" competition has been held annually since 2011: the award goes to projects that strengthen rural infrastructure. The main concern of the competition is to collect exemplary projects, to make innovative solutions known to a broad public and to encourage people to take initiative. A systematic analysis of current approaches was also carried out on the subject of local supply. The brochure "Securing local supply in rural areas - impulses for practice" is aimed at municipalities, providers and citizens as well as experts and decision-makers who are committed to local supply. The brochure is available at: www.bmub.bund.de/N51458/.

Many greetings from the


Rural areas are made worth living not only through the quality of the environment and life, but also through the general assessment of rural areas. Put the unspeakable, reminiscent of the Reichsnährstand campaign "We make you full" of a counterweight that works out what rural areas mean for Germany. In Germany the reaction to "I live in the country / in the village" is still negative ("hinterm Mond / jwd"); in England "I live in the countryside" or in France "J´habite en campagne" means a commitment!

Prof. Dr. Karl Martin Born | 02/22/2017


The rural area lives with and from agriculture; Regardless of the orientation, the farms have been managed sustainably for generations and passed on to their descendants with confidence. There has always been change in agriculture. Due to the rapid mechanization, the change in agriculture has "felt" faster. Many people no longer understand this because they have no connection to practical agriculture. Here, politicians, together with agriculture, are called upon to impart education and knowledge about the production of food, cultivating the cultural landscape and generating alternative energies to all citizens, but especially to those in urban agglomerations.

Ms. district farmer Martina Wild | 02/22/2017