1st Edition

Social-Ecological Diversity and Traditional Food Systems Opportunities from the Biocultural World

    350 Pages 77 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book draws on world-wide experiences and valuable lessons to highlight community-ecosystem interactions and the role of traditional knowledge in sustaining biocultural resources through community-based adaptations. The book targets different audiences including researchers working on human-environment interactions and climate adaptation practices, biodiversity conservators, non-government organizations and policy makers involved in revitalizing traditional foods and community-based conservation and adaptation in diverse ecosystems. This volume is also a source book for educators advocating for and collaborating with indigenous and local peoples to promote location-specific adaptations to overcome the impacts of multiple biotic and abiotic stresses.
    Note: T&F does not sell or distribute the hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. This title is co-published with NIPA.

    1. The Food/Medicine/Poison Triangle: Implications for Traditional Ecological Knowledge Systems of Indigenous Peoples of British Columbia, Canada 
    Nancy J. Turner 
    2. Integration into the Market Economy and Dietary Change: An Empirical Study of Dietary Transition in the Amazon 
    Elizabeth Byron and Victoria Reyes-García 
    3. The Loss of Local Livelihoods and Local Knowledge: Implications for Local Food Systems 
    Sarah Pilgrim-Morrison and Jules Pretty 
    4. The Seasonal Migration of Thai Berry Pickers in Finland: Non-wood Forest Products for Poverty Alleviation or Source of Imminent Conflict? 
    Celeste Lacuna-Richman 
    5. Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Biocultural Diversity for Subsistence Livelihoods: A Cross Cultural Study 
    Ranjay K. Singh, Anamika Singh, Anshuman Singh and B.S. Dwivedi 
    6. Status and Contribution of Non-cultivated Food Plants Used by Dawro People in Loma District, South Ethiopia 
    Kebu Balemie 
    7. Biocultural Resources and Traditional Food Systems of Nyishi Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh (India): An Empirical
    Learning on the Role of Mythology and Folklore in Conservation 
    Hui Tag, P. Kalita, Ranjay, K. Singh and A.K. Das 
    8. New Shoots, Old Roots — the Incorporation of Alien Weeds into Traditional Food Systems 
    Michelle Cocks, Tony Dold and Madeleen Husselman 
    9. Edible Fungi in Mesoamerican Lowlands: A Barely Studied Resource   
    Felipe Ruan-Soto and Joaquín Cifuentes 
    10. Menu for Survival: Plants, Architecture, and Stories of the Nisga’a Oolichan Fishery   
    Nancy Mackin and Deanna Nyce 
    11. Salmon Food Webs: SAANICH First Nation Peoples’ Intrinsic Interconnectedness to Salmon Fishing and Conservation on Southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada 
    Roxanne Paul 
    12. Tsampa of Ladakh: Adaptation of a Traditional Food at Higher Altitude and Emergent Changes 
    Konchok Targais, Dorjey Angchok, Tsering Stobdan, R.B. Srivastava and Ranjay Singh 
    13. Bioculturally Important Indigenous Fruit Tree Mahua (Madhuca spp.; Sapotaceae): It’s’ Role in Community-Based Adaptive Management 
    Anshuman Singh, Ranjay K. Singh, Sarvesh Tripathy and BS Dwivedi 


    Ranjay Kumar Singh, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana, India

    Nancy J. Turner, School of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada

    Victoria Reyes-Garcia, ICREA and Institut de Ciencia i Technologia Ambientals, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain

    Jules Pretty, Essex Sustainability Institute and Department of Biological Sciences, University of Essex, Colchester, UK