Biodiversity and its economic validation

Biodiversity is the diversity in genes, species and ecosystems in a certain region. We distinguish between genetic diversity, species diversity and ecosystem diversity. Biodiversity is important in the search for new varieties that can deal with today’s demands (also refer to theme 5: sustainable plant production), a changing climate, higher yields, less input or other specific traits. Biodiversity is also essential to the search for new materials (also refer to theme 2: Bio-based economy) and medicines.

Projects about biodiversity