1st Edition

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

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

USD $120.00

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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 2. Integration into the Market Economy and Dietary Change: An Empirical Study of Dietary Transition in the Amazon 3. The Loss of Local Livelihoods and Local Knowledge: Implications for Local Food Systems 4. The Seasonal Migration of Thai Berry Pickers in Finland: Non-wood Forest Products for Poverty Alleviation or Source of Imminent Conflict? 5. Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Biocultural Diversity for Subsistence Livelihoods: A Cross Cultural Study 6. Status and Contribution of Non-cultivated Food Plants Used 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 8. New Shoots, Old Roots the Incorporation of Alien Weeds into Traditional Food Systems 9. Edible Fungi in Mesoamerican Lowlands: A Barely Studied Resource by Felipe Ruan-Soto and Joaqun Cifuentes 10. Menu for Survival: Plants, Architecture, and Stories of the Nisgaa Oolichan Fishery 11. Salmon Food Webs: SAANICH First Nation Peoples Intrinsic Interconnectedness to Salmon Fishing and Conservation on Southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada 12. Tsampa of Ladakh: Adaptation of a Traditional Food at Higher Altitude and Emergent Changes 13. Bioculturally Important Indigenous Fruit Tree Mahua ( Madhuca spp.; Sapotaceae): Its Role in Community-Based Adaptive Management

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

Nancy J. Turner, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada

Victoria Reyes-Garcia, Universitat Autonoma de, Barcelona, Spain

Jules Pretty, University of Essex, Colchester, UK