Developing Agrobiodiversity! Conditions and potentials of sustainable animal and plant breeding

The project “Developing Agrobiodiversity” aims to better understand the decline of agrobiodiversity in its multifaceted contexts and to launch the topic onto the social agenda. Conditions for sustainable, gender adequate animal and plant breeding will be illustrated, thus also contributing to the national implementation of the UN Convention on Biodiversity. Agrobiodiversity is a precondition of a sustainable food system and of development opportunities. Maintaining and developing agrobiodiversity requires the preservation of not only diverse agricultural practices in regional and global contexts, but also the practical knowledge connected with these.


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Status of project

End of project: 2004

Project manager

Dr. Franziska Wolff

Funded by

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Project partners

Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW)
Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL)
Landesanstalt für Großschutzgebiete des Landes Brandenburg
Environmental Policy Research Centre - Freie Universität Berlin (FFU)