The documentation and conservation of the local diversity of cultivated plants and domesticated animals are far from being complete mainly due to the lack of technical and institutional capacities. Considering the significant role that local agrobiodiversity can play in developing resilient farming systems for adaptation to emerging challenges, this target focuses on strengthening the systematic documentation of local diversity of cultivated plants, including crop wild relatives and domesticated animals. This will be followed by development of strategic action plans, enabling policy framework and institutional mechanisms for conservation and sustainable utilization of local agro-biodiversity.
National Target 13: By 2020, the genetic diversity of key cultivated plants and domesticated animals, including that of crop wild relatives are documented and conserved.
13.5. Strategies have been developed and implemented for minimizing genetic erosion and safeguarding genetic diversity
13.4. The genetic diversity of socio-economically as well as culturally valuable species is maintained