Taking culture seriously : the case of Indigenous knowledge and food security

Orticio, Gino C. (2007) Taking culture seriously : the case of Indigenous knowledge and food security. [Working Paper] (Unpublished)

Abstract

Mainstream discourse on the revolving around food security is often portrayed by macro level indicators on nutrition, consumption and food production. While these indicators may prove significant in addressing food security in the national and regional levels, it falls short in addressing it among the indigenous peoples’ (IP) communities in the Philippines. Reflecting through the experiences in agricultural production, indigenous knowledge and socio-political institutions are relevant factors that must be seriously considered when food security among IPs are concerned. It is argued that disregarding micro level interactions over macro development policies will not address the issue of food security among marginalized sectors. The paper presents policy recommendations in taking cultural systems seriously in addressing food security among indigenous peoples.

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ID Code: 63689
Item Type: Working Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: indigenous people, food security, culture, indigenous knowledge system, indigenous socio-political institutions, agricultural modernization
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > ANTHROPOLOGY (160100) > Anthropology of Development (160101)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Economic Development Policy (160505)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Sociology not elsewhere classified (160899)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Globalisation and Culture (200206)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Research and Commercialisation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Gino Orticio
Deposited On: 24 Oct 2013 22:55
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2013 22:59

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