344 pages | 34 B/W Illus.
This book explores the challenges facing food security, sustainability, sovereignty, and supply chains in the Arctic, with a specific focus on Indigenous Peoples.
Offering multidisciplinary insights and with a particular focus on populations in the European High North region, the book highlights the importance of accessible and sustainable traditional foods for the dietary needs of local and Indigenous Peoples. It focuses on foods and natural products that are unique to this region and considers how they play a significant role towards food security and sovereignty. The book captures the tremendous complexity facing populations here as they strive to maintain sustainable food systems – both subsistent and commercial – and regain sovereignty over traditional food production policies. A range of issues are explored including food contamination risks, due to increasing human activities in the region, such as mining, to changing livelihoods and gender roles in the maintenance of traditional food security and sovereignty. The book also considers processing methods that combine indigenous and traditional knowledge to convert the traditional foods, that are harvested and hunted, into local foods.
This book offers a broader understanding of food security and sovereignty and will be of interest to academics, scholars and policy makers working in food studies; geography and environmental studies; agricultural studies; sociology; anthropology; political science; health studies and biology.
Introduction: Conceptualizing food (in)security in the High North
Kamrul Hossain, Lena Maria Nilsson & Thora Martina Herrmann
Part 1: Food Security, traditional knowldge and livelihoods
1. The Role of Stockfish in Local Food Security: Traditional Knowledge, Transmission and Change in Lofoten, Norway
Johana Montalvan Castilla
2. Food security and the Sámi traditional knowledge: An assessment of reindeer herding in Finnish Lapland
3. Sami reindeer herders and the radioactive reindeer: food security from different voice
4. Traditional nutrition of indigenous people in the Arctic zone of Western Siberia: challenges and impact on food security and health promotion
Elena Bogdanova, Andrey Lobanov, Sergei Andronov, Andrei Popov, Ruslan Kochkin & Ildikó Asztalos Morell
5. Dietary issues in contemporary Greenland: dietary patterns, food insecurity and the role of traditional food among the Greenland Inuit in the 21st century
Part 2: Multi-disciplinary perspectives on food (in)security
6. ‘Human rights begin with breakfast’: Maintenance of, and access to, stable traditional food system with focus on the European High Arctic
Kamrul Hossain & Noor Jahan Punam
7. Food and Identity in the High European North: Philosophical Reflections on Sami People Food Culture
8. Food security in the western sector of the Russian Arctic zone: Current status and ontology-driven information support
Maxim Shishaev, Zhanna Kasparyan &Pavel Lomov
9. Arctic food crisis management
10. Food security from a food regimes perspective
Victoria Soldevila Lafon
Part 3: Arctic food security keys to the future: strategies to build resilient food regimes and to enhance food security and sovereignty
11. Some reflections on Swedish food strategies from a Sami and an Arctic perspective
Lena Maria Nilsson
12. Bridging Food Security Gaps in the European Arctic region through the ‘Internet of Food’
Dele Raheem, Borja Ramis Ferrer & Jose L. Martinez Lastra
13. Food Security and Fertilizer Supply: The Role of Arctic Deposits
Hinnerk Gnutzmann & Piotr Śpiewanowski
14.Community-led Initiatives as Innovative Responses: Shaping the Future of Food Security and Food Sovereignty in Canada
Thora Martina Herrmann, Philip A. Loring; Tricia Fleming, Shirley Thompson, Annie Lamalice, Marion Macé, Véronique Coxam, Geraldine Laurendeau & Sylvie Blangy
15. Building Traditional Food Knowledge: An approach to Food Security through North-South dialogue
The Routledge series in Polar Regions seeks to include research and policy debates about trends and events taking place in two important world regions, the Arctic and Antarctic. Previously neglected periphery regions, with climate change, resource development, and shifting geopolitics, these regions are becoming increasingly crucial to happenings outside these regions. At the same time, the economies, societies, and natural environments of the Arctic are undergoing rapid change. This new series seeks to draw upon fieldwork, satellite observations, archival studies, and other research methods which inform about crucial developments in the Polar regions. The series is interdisciplinary drawing on the work of anthropologists, geographers, economists, political scientists, botanists, climatologists, GIS and geospatial techniques specialists, oceanographers, earth scientists, biologists, historians, engineers, and many others. Topics within any of these disciplines or multidisciplinary research combining several disciplines are sought. They can focus on one region in the Arctic or Antarctic or all of either Polar region or both. The emphasis in the series is on linking cutting edge research in the Polar regions with the policy implications of the research findings.