National Target 19: Implementation of science and technology capacity building for sustainable management of biodiversity
In order to make biodiversity as a source of prosperity and sustainable livelihood of Indonesian people and the nation, the development of economic benefits from biodiversity is needed to support economic growth, national competitiveness and public welfare. For this reason, it is necessary to increase both human resources and science and technology resources to support the sustainable utilization of biodiversity as a source of economic growth as well as the sustainable livelihood of the society (Act No. 18 Year 2002 concerning National System of Research, Development, and Application of Science and Technology).
For the sustainable use of biological diversity, data collection and information regarding benefits and utilization of biological resources is necessary. These are related to the knowledge on biodiversity benefits that continually develop, and to the monitoring on the regulations regarding the sustainability of biological resources. Science and technology derived from the research are useful not only to recognize the benefits of biodiversity but also to develop it into life's necessities such as food and health and energy materials. At the same time, science and technology are also necessary to support the management of the sustainability of biological resources.