Agrobiodiversity strategy Agrobiodiversity

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.

Conservation through use - the agrobiodiversity strategy

Wooden blocks (Source: BLE)

The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) has published an agrobiodiversity strategy as a supplement to the National Biodiversity Strategy. The title of the strategy also sums up the mission statement: "Preserving agrobiodiversity, tapping the potential of agriculture, forestry and fisheries and making sustainable use of it".

To achieve this, the strategy has three overarching objectives:

•    Securing and expanding the conservation infrastructure to make genetic resources innovative 
      and sustainable
•    Further develop utilisation systems in the sense of combining conservation and sustainable use and
•    Strengthen international cooperation to achieve cooperative management of agrobiodiversity with 
      a view to international justice

The strategy describes the initial situation, the need for action and identifies necessary measures.

Implementation of the strategy and the national specialist programmes is only possible with the participation of a large number of experts and institutions from practice, science, industry, administration and the interested public.