Scaling up this project’s outcomes and best practices at the county, province and national level will support the P.R. China in leveraging its role as an important actor in improving the global state of agrobiodiversity. Successful and sustained efforts within China and abroad will contribute substantially to the conservation and sustainable management of agrobiodiversity in China and world-wide.

This article reflects the author’s personal opinion.

Dr Christine Martins
Former Project Director
Sustainable Management of  Agrobiodiversity in the Provinces of Hainan and Hunan, P.R. China
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Inter­nationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Berlin, Germany

For further reading:
Seib, Nina (Ed., 2011): Best Practices – Sino-German Project on Sustainable Management of Agrobiodiversity. GIZ, Beijing. The publication can be downloaded at www.gtz.de/de/dokumente/giz2011-en-agrobiodiv-best-practices.pdf