Biological diversity in food and agriculture, or agrobiodiversity for short, refers to all components of biological diversity that are important for food and agriculture as well as for the functioning of agroecosystems.
Agriculture, forestry and fisheries, the largest land users in Germany, have a significant influence on biodiversity. The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) has therefore drawn up an agrobiodiversity strategy that focuses on this particular part of biodiversity.
The Scientific Advisory Council on Biodiversity and Genetic Resources advises the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) on general and fundamental issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity.
The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) promotes various programmes that offer funding opportunities for biological diversity through the BLE as project executing agency.
What is the state of biodiversity in the agricultural landscape? What influences their development, how do the measures work? These and other questions will be answered by the monitoring of the agricultural landscape. It will extend existing indicator systems to include specific agricultural issues.
The conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity for food and agriculture is a worldwide concern for safeguarding the basis of life. The Federal Ministry of Agriculture (BMEL) therefore supports projects on biological diversity for food and agriculture within international organisations.