Brazil is home to one of the richest biodiversities in the world, that hosts 10-20% of all know living species with 46.731 plants catalogued. Biodiversity is considered the foundation of agriculture, being the source of all crops and livestock species, fisheries and forestry activities as well as for the strategic biotechnology industry. The use of native plants, including those already known and marketed by local communities, could produce new high-value products improving their conservation and their sustainable use. In this regard, the Brazilian Biodiversity Information System (SiBBr) provides information on 160,000 known native species, with a total number of occurrence records of about 15 million. All of this data can be freely accessed, as well as information on the nutritional value, distribution and degree of threat of the species. SiBBr, an initiative of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications (MCTIC), with technical support from the United Nations Environment Program, financial support from the Global Environment Fund (GEF) and operationalized by the Brazilian National Education and Research Network (RNP), provides subsidies for research and innovation, conservation actions and knowledge of biodiversity.