GFA newsletter 9/2019: PROMOTING BIODIVERSITY-BASED PRODUCTS FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF LIVELIHOODS AND THE PROTECTION OF BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
From its very beginnings, GFA has taken on biodiversity conservation in natural resource management. One lesson learned is that technical expertise works best when complemented by economic and political considerations. Biodiversity has a use value and a price so that GFA looked into innovative ways how to strike a balance between economic growth, environmental protection, and social inclusion. This is where biodiversity-based products and value chains come in. This newsletter highlights how GFA has been putting the mainstreaming of biodiversity in the business sector into practice in a recently concluded project in the ASEAN region.