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Improving Planetary and Human Health with Agricultural Biodiversity

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Ann Tutwiler presents on the importance of agricultural biodiversity for improving planetary health and human health at the Inaugural Planetary Health/Geohealth Annual Meeting - April 29 2017, Harvard Medical School. #PHGH2017
Visit the conference website: https://planetaryhealthannualmeeting.org/

Find out more about agricultural biodiversity for sustainable development
www.bioversityinternational.org/sdgs

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Improving Planetary and Human Health with Agricultural Biodiversity

  1. 1. Ann Tutwiler, Director General, Bioversity International Improving Planetary and Human Health with Agricultural Biodiversity Inaugural Planetary Health/GeoHealth Annual Meeting, 29 April 2017 @anntutwiler Photo:KrishnasisGhosh
  2. 2. Food Systems Are Failing Human Health: Poor Diets World’s Number One Health Risk
  3. 3. Food Systems Are Failing Human Health: Globally Under-producing Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts Adapted from Murray (EAT 2014)
  4. 4. Food Systems Are Failing Planetary Health: Leading Cause of Pressure on Planetary Boundaries Steffen et al., 2016
  5. 5. Diversifying Diets and Production Systems Can Simultaneously Improve Human and Planetary Health D Tilman & M Clark Nature 000, 1-5 (2014) doi:10.1038/nature13959
  6. 6. 73 high potential but underused species selected and characterized for nutritional content including: Acca sellowiana: Native fruit to Southern Brazil, high in fiber, Vitamin C, and a good source of minerals Photo:c/oRussellStreet/Flickr Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems: Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition Initiative
  7. 7. Photos:TopLeft–FingerMillet,BioversityInternational/N.Capozio.TopRight:CultivatingMillet,BioversityInternational/S.Padulosi BottomRight:MilletSnacksonDisplayandChildrenCelebrateMilletsataFoodFair.Credit:NUSCommunity Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems: Mainstreaming Millets in India
  8. 8. The Agrobiodiversity Index: Creating Incentives for Countries and Companies The Agrobiodiversity Index will guide and incentivize public and private policies and investments to mainstream agrobiodiversity to build: • food and nutrition security • resilient food production systems The Index can be applied at the value chain, corporate, and landscape, national and global scale.
  9. 9. Thank you www.bioversityinternational.org/subscribe @BioversityInt M. Ann Tutwiler a.tutwiler@cgiar.org @anntutwiler

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