The Planetary Health Alliance
Daniela holds a BSc in Nutrition from the Federal University of Viçosa, an MSc and a PhD in Nutrition (Food Science) from the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Her graduate studies focused on the assessment of food composition, bioactive properties, and bioavailability of compounds from native species from Brazilian biodiversity.
Daniela is currently the National Coordinator for the “Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition” (BFN) project in Brazil, providing primary support for its implementation and serving as the overall manager of activities in Brazil. The Project is executed by Bioversity International in Brazil, Turkey, Kenya and Sri Lanka, with implementation support from FAO and UN Environment and aims to “strengthen the conservation and sustainable management of agricultural biodiversity through mainstreaming into national and global nutrition, food and livelihood security strategies and programmes”.