This project aims to create a favourable environment for discussing the implications of the sustainable use of biodiversity for the conservation and development agenda in Brazil.
Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) offer many advantages for rural communities. They contribute to direct consumption and income generation, provide a safety net for difficult times, and are associated with culture and spirituality. Moreover, they do not depend on investments, apart from time, allowing poor households to invest in their other needs. Despite its economic, social and environmental importance, this activity is still not widely recognized in Brazil.
This dialogue meets the urgent need to promote the debate on the contribution of this activity to the mitigation of climate change, conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, maintenance of environmental services, food sovereignty, income generation, culture and livelihood. The difficulties and solutions found in other countries can point to potential paths for Brazil. Thus, the proposal aims at creating a cooperation involving researchers from Europe and Brazil to share experience and recommend partnerships and next steps.
In this dialogue, experts will be hired to prepare a study on potential partnerships. In addition, a technical mission of Brazilian experts to Europe and of Europeans to Brazil will be carried out, and an event will be held in Brazil.
Among the expected results are the sustainable use of biodiversity as a conservation strategy for the public policy discussion agenda and the development of science and technology. The project also expects to establish a short-term agenda for EU-Brazil scientific and technological cooperation on the sustainable use of biodiversity as a strategy to conserve biodiversity, ecosystem services and ecosystems, and seeks to lay the foundations for a long-term, well-structured cooperation environment in science and technology between European and Brazilian institutions.
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