Activities: Inventory of native plant species, commercially sub-utilized, of actual or potential economic value, with emphasis on their potential for social, environmental and cultural benefits Survey of scientific literature to evaluate the state of technical and scientific knowledge regarding the species considered on the inventory Definition of priority species, taking into account the opening of markets for new products at local, regional, national and international levels
identificação de prioridades do projeto e a discussão do orçamento e do plano de trabalho anual.
pela coordenação geral do projeto, definição das atividades e aprovação dos recursos financeiros
BFN Project - Brazil component
UNEP - GEF Funded ProjectMainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use for Improved Human Nutrition and Well-Being Brazil International Steering Committee Meeting Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 25 - 26 April 2012
Presentation topics:•Project development in Brazil: general aspects•Framework of the project in Brazil: public policies linkingbiodiversity conservation, sustainable use and food security•Project key activities (and their relationship with the projectcomponents)•Agrobiodiversity Products Targeted in Brazil•Implementation arrangements•Final Consideration
• Under the coordination of the Ministry of the Environment (MMA): Biodiversity Programme included in the plurianual budget - “Foster the sustainable use of biodiversity by adding value to agrobiodiversity and sociobiodiversity products while promoting sustainable markets and the recognition of environmental services value”
Premisses:• It is not a new project• Articulation and strengthening of transversal public policies (BFN) already going on• Project operational plan and implementation: Participative process
Ministry of the Environment Programme 2018 Project Financial Coordination Manager Unit Programme Advisory Committee National Steering Committee Ministry for Ministry of Agrarian National Food Ministry of Ministry of Ministry of Social Supply Company Agriculture Health Education /FNDE Development Development Food Procurement National Plan for the Development of Food and Schools Meals Programme Promotion of Socio- Organic Agriculture Nutrition National National PAA biodiversity Product Pró-Orgânico Policy Programme Chains PNAN PNAE PNPSBInter relation among Ministries, stackeholders, the project coordination unite and thefinancial manager
Project Development in Brazil:Key activities and their relationship with the project’s components
Proposed key activities 1) Nutritional characterization (macro and micronutrients analyses) of edible plant species targeted by the federal initiatives (contribution to data bank and biodiversity indicators in the diet). 2) Development of new recipes (targeting mainly children), with special emphasis to the plant species listed in the Ministry of Environment´s “Plants for the Future” Project may cover other potential edible native plant species. 3) Support the development of different media aiming to disseminate the recipes and, concurrently, develop and implement strategies for consumer information and education about the national agrobiodiversity products, with emphasis in their nutritional value and socio-environmental benefits. 4) Implementation and maintenance of school gardens. 5) Support studies in economic and regulatory aspects aiming to solve or minimize policy problems within the production chain of the native agrobiodiversity products and support studies aiming to evaluate technological alternatives to add value to the sociobiodiversity products. 6) Allow the development of activities that favor the proposition and implementation of policies that clearly foster the integration of edible food biodiversity within health, agriculture, education and development sectors and, simultaneously, reduce/ exclude policies that threaten this integration.
INSTITUTION NAME:PERSON IN CHARGE OF THE PROGRAMME, POLICY, PLAN, ACTION:Name of the Programme, Policy, Plan, Action in the scope of the sustainable use of biodiversity for humannutrition:Objectives: Public/ Beneficiaries: Region (Federation Unit) of reach:Beggining date /Implementation period Annual Budget ( 2008-1011):Outline how the Programme, Policy, Plan, Action will benefit from the GEF-Nutrition Project´s results and theactivities:Outline which information or data may be generated by the GEF-Nutrition Project that may foster theProgramme, Plan, Policy, Action objectives (as: (i) nutritional composition determination of extrativismspecies/cultivars; (ii) evaluation of extrativism inventory; (iii) ethnobotanic survey; (iv) development ofstrategies/educational material in several steps of the extrativism production chain (from field to table); (v)capacitating actions; among others).Outline the biodiversity species already priorized/identified in the activities in developmento by thieProgramme/Plan/Policy/Action. If possible, please add production data as well as processing andcommercialization procedures (including values).Outline the challenges for the integration Food -Biodiversity-Production and Consumption – Food Security inthe scope of the Programme/Plan/Policy/Action.If possible, please, describe for the Programme/Plan/Policy/Action:Strengths (internal environment), Weakness (internal environment), Opportunities (external environment),Threats (external opportunities)Outline other data that may be important for the project:
Rationale:• Lack of Nutritional Data for the Socioagrobiodiversity products• Obstacles for the production, selling and commercialization from agrosociobiodiversity products (animal and vegetal) including: scale, quality, seasonality, logistics, transport, storage, conservation, shelf life improving technologies, transformation technologies, infrastructure, good manufacture practices, consumer awareness and so on.• Obstacles related to the management of the “organizations / associations”• Issues related to market and regulatory demands
Project Development in Brazil:Agrobiodiversity Products Targeted in the Brazil-GEF Nutrition Project
Edible Species “The Plants for the Future Project” - (MMA)“National Plan for the Promotion of Socio-biodiversity Product Chains” (PNPSB) - (MMA, MDA, MDS)” “Non conventional leafy vegetables”
Plants for the Future (2004) Objetives • Identify local or regional Brazilian plant species of actual or potential economic value; • Prioritize potential species and promote their sustainable use aiming to: Identify new options for direct use by family farming; Broaden the opportunities for industry investment on the development of new products; Evaluate the degree of use and the existing gaps on the scientific knowledge; Increase food security and contribute to minimize the vulnerability of the Brazilian food system; Develop partnerships towards the characterization of the nutritional value of these native plant species.
Plants for the Future: methodologyInformation gatheredUses - Management - Productive chain - Regional importance - Ecology - Geographicaldistribution.Criteria for the definition of priority species • Traditional use; • Existing market; • Extractive exploitation / cropping; • Existing studies; • Threatened or not / endemism; • Multi-functionality and use.
Five Brazilian Geographical Political Regions where the initiative “Plants for the Future” was developed
Brazil’s Plants for the Future Initiative CO 16 NE 12Region N 16 SE 9 S 16 Priorized Food Species
Programme Advisory Committee MMA MDA MDS MAPA MEC MS CONA Ministry of Ministry for Ministry of Ministry of Ministry of Ministry of B the Agrarian Social Agriculture, Education Health Development Developmen NationalEnvironment Livestock and Supply t and Fight Food Supply Company Against Hunger
National Steering Committee PAA PNAN PNAE Pró-Orgânico PNPSBFood Procurement Food and Nutrition Schools Meals National Development of Organic Promotion of Socio-biodiversity Programme National Policy Programme Agriculture Product Chains National Plan
Project Development in Brazil:2- Implementation Arrangements
Choosing the sites: Participative processIdentify at least three undergoing “projects”/ sites (from field totable/market/governmental facility) and the “obstacles” where theproject can interfere (http://www.agendha.org.br/) (http://www.biofort.com.br/_eng/index_eng.php)BUT IT IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY :Nutritional evaluation of agrobiodiversity food items and FoodComposition Data made availableIdentification of agrosociobiodiversity within the food itemsacquired by the Federal initiatives (PAA and PNAE) (examplesexamples)
Proposed Strategies• Activities will be, preferable, developed by CECANES*• Colaborative actvities with NGO and other Institutions• Implement or improve networks for FCD• Search for financial funds aiming research activities for filling the gaps (technological, agronomic, economic, management, logistics, human resources, markets, consumer behavior) in order to achieve continuity)
Next Steps• Meeting with the national partners to define the Operational Plan which includes:- Definition of the “sites -projects”- Methodology (including the definition of Collaborating Centers)- Chronogram- Responsibilities definition