Mainstreaming Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition

Benefits for agriculture, health and livelihoods

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Mainstreaming Biodiversity

Integrating biodiversity into food and nutrition policies, markets and daily diets can contribute to improve the nutritional status of the population, improve producers incomes and livelihoods, and promote biodiversity conservation, trough the production and regular use of a greater variety of foods.


This course is divided in 4 modules, with 7 interactive lessons, covering:

  • The main issues and barriers of the current food production and consumption patterns and how they affect biodiversity;
  • The importance of biodiversity and how it can be integrated across different sectors to create more sustainable and nutritious food systems;
  • International and national (Brazilian case study) policies and initiatives related to biodiversity conservation, food and nutrition security;
  • Practical tools, methods and metrics and indicators.

Course registration

The course is free of charge and open to all those intersted. If you are a policy maker, researcher, university professor, graduate or undergraduate student, nutritionist, extension worker or other professional interested in biodiversity conservation, sustainable agriculture, nutrition and socio-economic development, this course is for you!

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