پروژه خوراک و تغذیه در 4 کشور افتتاح شد
The $35 million project will conduct research on biodiversity's role in nutrition, and provide information on the nutritional and health benefits of traditional food sources to the four partner countries. The results will be used to enhance the development of policies and regulatory frameworks that promote biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of traditional foods, which are often more nutritious and better adapted to local environments than imported foods, according to the project.
UNEP notes that the project is consistent with the Cross-Cutting Initiative on biodiversity for food and nutrition, adopted by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at the eighth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 8), in recognition of the importance of the links between biodiversity, food and nutrition. [Bioversity International Press Release] [UNEP Press Release]