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

ISBN 9781032159034
Published November 30, 2021 by CRC Press
350 Pages 77 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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 

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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