The conservation and sustainable use of agrobiodiversity is a global task. Germany has acceded to important international agreements dedicated to this goal and is involved in European cooperation programmes.
Within the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is a central coordination and negotiating body for biodiversity for food and agriculture.
The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Ressources for Food and Agriculture aims to preserve and sustainably use the genetic diversity of crops. The International Treaty aims on facilitated access to plant genetic resources and fair and equitable sharing of the benefits resulting from their use.
The CBD is an international environmental agreement. The Convention's overall objectives are to conserve the Earth's biological diversity, to use it sustainably and to share fairly and equitably the benefits arising from the use of biological diversity.
The conservation and use of genetic resources for food and agriculture is of international importance because no country is independent of the genetic resources available in other countries.
The Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is a global intergovernmental body for scientific policy advice. It regularly informs policy-makers about the current state and development of biodiversity and ecosystem services.
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.