Biodiversity, Food and Nutrition: A new agenda for Sustainable Food Systems

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Biodiversity, Food and Nutrition: A new agenda for Sustainable Food Systems Editors: Teresa Borelli, Eliot Gee, Danny Hunter Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Taylor & Francis Ltd Pages: 296 Illustrations and other contents: 20 Line drawings, black and white; 26 Halftones, black and white; 14 Tables, black and white; 60 Illustrations, black and white Language: English ISBN: 9780367141516 Categories: , ,

This book examines the challenges and impacts of poor diets and nutrition from current food systems and the potential contribution of biodiversity and ecosystem services in addressing these problems. There is a strong need for a multi-level, cross-sectoral approach that connects food biodiversity conservation and sustainable use to address critical problems in our current food systems, including malnutrition Building on research from the Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition Project (BFN), which aims to better link biodiversity, diets and nutrition, the book presents a multi-country, cross-sectoral analysis of initiatives that have promoted local food biodiversity in four countries: Brazil, Kenya, Turkey, and Sri Lanka. This book offers a comprehensive summary of the BFN project results in each of the four countries along with lessons learned and how this work could be upscaled or applied in other regions. It argues that the strategic promotion and use of food biodiversity is critical in uniting attempts to address conservation, nutrition, and livelihood concerns. The book is structured around chapters and case studies encompassing the BFN project with specific experiences related by partners who played key roles in the work being done in each country. By offering a comparative view capable of furthering dialogue between the respective countries, it is also meant to connect the individual cases for a “greater than the sum of its parts” effect. This means consideration of how localised activities can be adapted to more countries and regions. Therefore, the book addresses global issues with a foot planted firmly in the grounded case study locations. This book will be of great interest to policymakers, practitioners and NGOs working on food and nutrition, as well as students and scholars of agriculture, food systems and sustainable development.

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Author Biography

Danny Hunter is Senior Scientist at Bioversity International and the Global Project Coordinator for the BFN Project. Teresa Borelli is a Programme Specialist at Bioversity International, providing research and communication support to the BFN Project. Eliot Gee is a Research Fellow at Bioversity International, providing research and communication support to the BFN Project.