By 2022, genetic diversity of crop wild relatives, cultivated species and livestock is conserved
In the previous description, the loss of agrobiodiversity was presented. However, as is noted
by FAO (1999) ‘Agrobiodiversity is a vital subset of biodiversity which is developed and actively
managed by farmers, herders and fishers’. Hence, there is a need to conserve crop wild relatives.
To this end, Target 9 was formulated and includes actions that will establish genetic resource
centres; conserve neglected, lesser known or under-utilized crops; clone useful genes that can
be used to improve crops; conserve, on-farm traditional crops; and promote farmer-based crop