The BFN Project envisions a more resilient food system that addresses these issues through the lens of agrobiodiversity; in short, by sharing the wide variety of indigenous crops that can sustain people and the environment. While the nutritional value of crops such as quinoa or acai has gained recognition and subsequent demand, other crops with the capability of benefiting both producers and consumers are yet to be fully utilized.
BFN takes a multi-level approach to the conservation, revival, and promotion of these plant species. Our work falls under three main goals:
Provide Evidence: We explore the nutritional value, cultural significance and market success of traditional plants for everyday diets.
Influence Policies: We push for agricultural biodiversity to be included as a key focus of national policies, programmes and markets that aim to improve health and food security.
Raise Awareness: We broaden knowledge and understanding of how biodiversity can improve food and nutrition by developing tools, sharing best practices, and holding engaging public events.