International Day of Biodiversity

The General Assembly of the United Nations declared May 22 as the International Day for Biodiversity because it’s the signing date of the Convention on Biological Diversity. This year, the theme is  “Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health”. Its focus is on biodiversity as a catalyst for transforming food systems and improving human health.

In Brazil, USAID works with local government, civil society institutions and the private sector strengthening the value chains of forest products, including food source such as the Brazil nut, açaí berries, pirarucu fish and others. This helps protect these species, as well as improve the livelihoods of the people producing these goods sustainably.


Read more about our work in the articles below:


Flavor of the Amazon project takes sustainably managed red-scaled pirarucu fish to Rio de Janeiro


Honey from Amazon stingless bees can now be sold


Associations from Rondonia state can now sell forest products


Indigenous People Wai Wai and Baniwa exchange information on the production and commercialization of powder pepper


Participatory Monitoring in the Cazumbá-Iracema Extractivist Reserve


Amazon flavors find their way to markets at big Brazilian cities through socio-environmental impact businesses