Sustainable, accessible and innovative use of biodiversity and associated traditional knowledge in promising phytotherapic value chains in Brazil

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From December 7, 2018 to December 7, 2024

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 12.2 Sustainably manage, efficiently use natural resources
  2. 15.a Mobilize resources for biodiversity conservation, sustainable use

Project ID: 5792

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Technical team

  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Mainstreaming biodiversity
  • Ecosystem management and restoration


  • Access and benefit sharing
  • Agrobiodiversity


  • Forests
  • Grasslands
  • Human altered areas


  • Tropical forests
  • Savannas
  • Rural areas

Transformed sector(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Forestry and other land use

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Institutional mechanism and system building
  • Normative support


  • Management operation
  • Capacity building
  • Law regulation


  • Ecosystem-based management
  • Sustainable land management
  • Traditional knowledge application
  • Laws/ Policy/ Plan formulation

Social inclusion

  • Indigenous peoples
  • Local community/CSOs
  • Women

Gender equality

  • Livelihoods for women
  • Women farmers
  • Women's access to and control over resources

Gender result effectiveness scale



  • People pathway
  • Systems pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Hazard control/mitigation
  • Improve resilience

SDG target(s)

  • 12.2 Sustainably manage, efficiently use natural resources
  • 15.a Mobilize resources for biodiversity conservation, sustainable use

Conventions and protocols

  • Nagoya protocol (ABS)
  • Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
  • National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs)

Private sector(s)

  • Large corporations
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises

Hot topic

  • Health

Project description

To enhance global biodiversity benefits, as well as multiple national and local co-benefits, arising from the sustainable, accessible and innovative use of medicinal plants [found] in Brazilian ecosystems, through the strengthening of promising phytotherapic value chains, based on indigenous and local communities traditional knowledge and in compliance with the applicable Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) regime.

USD $5,936,073

Grant amount

USD $27,831,195

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($5,936,073)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Brazil

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