Sustainable diets and biodiversity: directions and solutions for policy, research and action
Barbara Burlingame and Sandro Dernini (eds)
FAO and Bioversity International, 2012 | E-ISBN 978-92-5-107288-2 (PDF)

This book presents the current state of thought on the common path of sustainable diets and biodiversity, and addresses the linkages among agriculture, health, the environment and food industries. The book identifies the urgent need to develop and promote strategies for sustainable diets, emphasizing the positive role of food biodiversity in human nutrition and poverty alleviation. Its chapters are based on the presentations given at the International Scientific Symposium on Biodiversity and Sustainable Diets, organized by FAO and Bioversity International from 3-5 November 2010, in Rome, Italy. Several chapters touch upon traditional knowledge-related topics, including: dynamic conservation of globally important agricultural heritage systems for a sustainable agriculture and rural development; biodiversity and sustainability of indigenous peoples’ foods and diets; traditional food systems in assuring food security in Nigeria; and biocultural diversity and the Mediterranean diet. View the table of contents … Download the book [pdf] …