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
• 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.