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Ministry of Economy, Transport, Agriculture and Viticulture

Around 50 units organized in seven departments: The spectrum of the Ministry of Economics, Transport, Agriculture and Viticulture (MWVLW) is large. Economic and structural policy, cross-border cooperation, innovation promotion, viticulture, wine monitoring, the state horticultural show, agriculture, rural development and road construction or fundamental questions of transport policy are all part of it.

The hallmark of Rhineland-Palatinate agriculture is a variety of crop species that is unmatched in any other federal state. In Rhineland-Palatinate, special crops dominate with two thirds of the production value of agriculture - above all viticulture. The mild climate, good environmental conditions, fertile soil, irrigation options in the Rheinpfalz vegetable garden, the proximity to the consumer markets and good training opportunities in green professions offer good production and marketing opportunities for agriculture in Rhineland-Palatinate. Around 35 % of the area of our state, that is around 700,000 ha, is used for agriculture by around 17,000 farms.

Service Centers for rural areas

Rhineland-Palatinate supports its farmers: In the business area of the MWVLW, 6 service centers for rural areas take on the tasks of the vocational schools in agricultural disciplines, state advice, field testing, nutritional advice and applied research in viticulture, oenology and phytomedicine with different priorities true. In addition, the service centers operate modern area management with the land reorganization to improve the agricultural structure and to promote rural development.

Visit us at booth V B 23

In the pavilion, we use the GeoBox infrastructure to present the digital transformation in rural areas. The GeoBox viewer is used to make public data easily accessible (geo-based information on soil, weather, legal area scenes, etc.). The GeoBox Messenger is a GDPR specialist application for the communication and distribution of agricultural advisory content.

On the test field we show the digital white asparagus film management. The ISIP foil manager APP optimizes the soil temperatures for important foil coverage variants using location and weather data to control quality and harvest volume. Simulation and forecast run from February 1st to June 30th.