Activities

4th FORUM PeaceBread 2018

The PeaceBread Association hosted the 4th FORUM PeaceBread on October 16th 2018 with the topic: „For Solidarity and confidence – Experiences at the interface of politics and the civil society“.

Moderated by Catarina Zanner from the rbb (Radio Berlin Brandenburg) Maria Michalk, chairwoman of the Council for Sorbian Affiars in Saxonia and Kees de Vries, Dutch-German farmer and politician (Member of the German Parliament Bundestag) emphasized the value of community involvement and referred to a treasure of personal experiences with their families, associations and also politics. The 4th FORUM PeaceBread took place once again in cooperation with the Berlin Club of Agricultural Diplomats and the Berlin Wall Foundation.

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Regional and International Cooperation: Local Is Global

5th European Annual Conference „Peace and Agriculture“ in Sangaste Castle, Estonia and Koni, Latvia from September 26th to 28th 2018

The Estonian Rye Association (NPO Eesti Rukki Selts), the Latvian Center for Rural Consulting and Education (SIA "Latvijas Lauku konsultāciju un izglītības centrs") the Estonian Minister of Rural Affairs, Mr. Tarmo Tamm as well as the Latvian Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Jānis Dūklavs, organized together and for the first time, transnational, the fifth Annual Conference „Peace and Agriculture“ at Sangaste Castle, Estonia and in Koni, Latvia.

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Federal Minister Julia Klöckner contuniues good tradition of the patronage for PeaceBread

Berlin, August 2018. Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture Julia Klöckner has now officially taken over the patronage for the PeaceBread project. She continues the tradition of her predecessors since Ilse Aigner. The PeaceBread Association is equally happy and honored about the decision of the Federal Minister: "With the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture and our patron Minister Klöckner at its head we have a valuable and reliable partner at our side to maintain and deepen the dialogue about agriculture and peace over borders. The great and long-term support and connection with the Ministry of Agriculture has a signaling effect in our partner countries along the former Iron Curtain. It is and it will stay a sign for how precious the interaction between civil society and politics in the European debate about agriculture is."

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PeaceBread congratulates AHA and bus participants

Potsdam, June, 24, 2018: For 70ty years the Andreas-Hermes-Academy (AHA) offers top-level training possibilities, and for 30ty years especially the Farmers- and Entrepreneurs (bus) for businesses from the agricultural and food sector and the rural areas. Among the congratulants at this year´s bus-celebration (bus-Fest) with approximately 200 people was the PeaceBread Association. Its chairman Adalbert Kienle thanked the Andreas-Hermes-Academy for inviting PeaceBread time and again for a meeting to talk about the connections of agriculture and peace in Europe. At the end of the anniversary celebration the collection from the ecumenical service was given to PeaceBread for its free disposal. Adalbert Kienle emphasized that the PeaceBread Association always refers to the biblical proverb: „He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding“.

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PeaceBread members honour Albrecht Daniel Thaer in Leipzig

Leipzig, June 16th 2018. The promotional organisation Albrecht Daniel Thaer e.V. organized an event together with the Albrecht-Daniel-Thaer-Institute for Agricultural – and Veterinary Science at the University of Leipzig, the Economical Society of Leipzig and the BBG Bodenbearbeitungsgeräte Leipzig GmbH und Co. KG about „Albrecht Daniel Thaer and the  development of agricultural engineering in Leipzig“.
For the Thaer-friends and the attending PeaceBread- members Prof. Dr. Frank Ellmer, Dr. Wilfried Hübner, Adalbert Kienle and Dr. Gibfried Schenk the picture taken at the Monument of the Battle of the Nations at Leipzig was an honour and pleasure at the same time.

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Agriculture as a Guarantor for Peace

The chairman of the PeaceBread Association Adalbert Kienle talks about the connection between peace and agriculture, the necessary remembrance of the vital role of rural businesses in times of transformation as well as the development of an international network in Central and Eastern Europe.

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Rye and Art – Trade and Gastronomy – Board and Managing Office of the PeaceBread Association with partners in Franconia

Kulmbach, Weißenstadt und Himmelkrohn, October 14th/15th 2017.  The board and managing office visited the Franconian farm in Himmelkron, the baker and spice museum in Kulmbach, the rye information center Rogg-In and THE SMALL MUSEUM – CULTURE ON THE PEUNT in Weißenstadt.

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Optimistically into the future of the EU – Boosting the European model of sustainable agriculture

4th Annual European Conference „Peace and Agriculture“ in Varna, Bulgaria September 27th-2 9th 2017

The Bulgarian National Grain Producers Association and the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Mr. Rumen Porodzanov were the hosts of the annual European Conference for „Peace and Agriculture“, now for the 4th time, at the black sea health resort Varna.

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Crows of Berlin on reaped rye field

Berlin, September 6th-24th 2017: The small rye field that surrounds the Chapel of Reconciliation has surprised many visitors and inspired them to contemplate and inquire.

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PeaceBread Journey to Latvia

Berlin – Riga: August 4th until August 8th 2017. Chairman Adalbert Kienle and the representatives of the managing office Marion and Gibfried Schenk paid a visit to Latvia. The main goals of this journey were talks with our Estonian and Latvian partners. We also visited several venues in Latvia in preparation for the fifth annual conference „ Peace and Agriculture“. For the first time in the history of the PeaceBread Association the conference will take place in two countries simultaneously, Estonia and Latvia. Our partners from Latvia prepared a wonderful program for us!

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Rye Harvest at the Chapel of Reconciliation

Berlin, 2017, 1st of August: The rye field by the chapel of reconciliation had been tilled for the twelfth time in the fall of 2016. The plant stock developed good, made it through the winter and progressed rather positively in the spring of 2017.

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300 Years Suchowola – Polish PeaceBread celebrates anniversary

The mayor of Suchowola awards Dr. Gibfried Schenk, managing director of the PeaceBread Association with the city´s medal of merit

Suchowola. June 4th 2017. Around 100 guests of honour of mayors Michal Matyskiel, long-standing partner and ambassador of the European PeaceBread project are meeting together at 10 o'clock in front of the citizens´office in Suchowola.

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150 Years German Millers Union – 150 European millers impressed by the PeaceBread project.

Highlight of the anniversary: More then 150 European millers visit the rye field by  Bernauer Street

Berlin. May 20th 2017. Agriculture and our daily bread, reconciliation and peace, remembrance and future. Is there a better place than the rye field by the Chapel of Reconciliation to talk about this, the place where the PeaceBread started.

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PeaceBread - A Nominee for the Europa Price

Berlin, May 9th 2017.  The festive awards ceremony for the Berlin Europa Price Blue Bear (Blauer Bär) took place on May 9th, Europe Day. The PeaceBread Association was one of 21 nominees, groups and individuals, who had been recommend for the Europa Price. Even though PeaceBread was not awarded with one of the three prices, the nomination alone by the senate administration for culture and Europe has been an honour and distinction.

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A rounded day for PeaceBread!

Berlin, April 6th 2017. The management and chair of PeaceBread are done by civic engagement. The 6th of April can pose as an example for the service in this civic project:

A dialogue with the Union of German Millers takes place in the afternoon at the site of the Berlin Wall Memorial on Bernauer Street. The Union wants to acknowledge their 150 year anniversary in Berlin with a visit to the project „PeaceBread“. Three busses full with guests from Germany and other European countries are expected.

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Meeting of PeaceBread with the state secretary of the Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture (BMEL) Dr. Aeikens

Berlin, March 2nd 2017.  Since the founding of the PeaceBread Association in 2012 the sitting Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture – today Christian Schmidt-  is the patron of the project PeaceBread  in which 12 partner countries are participating. „ It is impressing what the initiative is doing and getting underway to address the questions of peacekeeping and the contribution agriculture can bring to this. The Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture would like to accompany this civic engagement further into the future.“ Dr. Herrmann- Otto Aeikens, State Secretary of the Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture emphasized this in a meeting on March the 3rd with the chairman and the managing director of the PeaceBread Association, Adalbert Kienle und Dr. Gibfried Schenk.

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Young People for PeaceBead

Berlin, January 22nd and 23rd 2017.

„We are impressed and excited about the fact that so many young people are interested in the PeaceBread project. “ This was concluded by Adalbert Kienle and Dr. Gibfried Schenk from the Association PeaceBread after respective meetings with the TOP course of the Andreas-Hermes-Academy Bonn as well as the basic course of the Swabian Famers School Bad Waldsee.

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Welcoming of a new PeaceBread-Association member

Linstow, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, 23.11.2016. The president of the Farmer`s Union of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Detlef Kurreck (left) hands over the membership application to become a supporting member to the chairman of the PeaceBread-Association Adalbert Kienle.

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Democracy is not achieved by just sitting on the spectator’s bench: Respectful mutual dialogue is a challenge in troubled times

Berlin, October 18th 2016: 2.FORUM PeaceBread

The number of activities of the PeaceBread-project was and is large. More than positive was and is the feedback of members and the public in general. This conclusion was drawn by the chairman Adalbert Kienle and the managing director Dr. Gibfried Schenk after this year’s member assembly of the PeaceBread Association on October 18th 2016. This was also confirmed by the following public FORUM PeaceBread 2016 at the visitor’s centre of the Berlin Wall Memorial.

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