Mainstreaming biodiversity for nutrition in Brazil

Daniela Moura de Oliveira Beltrame, National Project Coordinator, Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition, explains why Brazil is putting diverse native...

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From dish to podium – it’s about a lot more than just sports in Rio

Brazil is not only home to the world’s best beach volleyball team but also the planet’s greatest plant biodiversity, representing around 15 to 20% of...

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Pupunha bunches (Bactris gasipaes)

Putting biodiversity back on the menu in Brazil

New Ordinance signed on Sociobiodiversity will help to increase knowledge and promote sustainable use of native biodiversity

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Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity. Credit: Convention on Biological Diversity

Why agricultural biodiversity must be embedded into sustainable development policies

On the International Day for Biological Diversity, M. Ann Tutwiler hands over her blog to special guest Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive...

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Sterculia, also known as tropical chestnut, Brazil. Credit: F.Tatagiba

Procuring biodiversity for schools as part of government plan to improve food and nutrition in Brazil

A report on the latest activities in Brazil from the Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition Initiative including a look at an innovative school feeding...

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Pitanga fruits originated in Brazil but can now be found across the tropics. The cherry-sized fruits are highly nutritious containing large quantities of vitamin C. Credit: Bioversity International/M. Hermann

Biodiversity for food and nutrition

‘Biodiversity for Food Nutrition’ (B4FN) is finding ways to mainstream agricultural biodiversity into national and global policies and programmes...

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Fruit diversity in Mercado municipal, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Credit: jACK TWO/Flickr

Mainstreaming biodiversity and nutrition in Brazil

As Brazil revises its national biodiversity and action plan, a global initiative of the Global Environment Facility led by Brazil, Kenya, Sri Lanka...

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Traditional and wild crops used in Sri Lankan cuisine. Credit: Bioversity International\S.Landersz

Unlocking the potential of wild edibles

Bioversity scientists, Danny Hunter and Teresa Borelli, explain how a four-country initiative ‘Biodiversity for food and nutrition’ is putting wild...

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