In both favorable and marginal agricultural areas, we have seen that sustainable agriculture is under threat from genetic erosion. The causes of these losses are traced in large measure to human intervention and can only be corrected by reverse intervention. Where genepools are narrowed, some food crops forgotten and crop varieties lost, actions can be taken to monitor and measure agro-biodiversity, conserve it and promote its sustainable use. Both favorable and marginal agricultural areas have systems in place for ensuring these actions.
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