Neglected and underutilised species and indigenous foodways of Oceania

Hunter, Danny, Roskruge, Nick, Semese, Simon Apang, Clarke, Philip, and Turpin, Gerry (2021) Neglected and underutilised species and indigenous foodways of Oceania. In: Padulosi, Stefano, King, E.D. Israel Oliver, Hunter, Danny, and Swaminathan, M.S., (eds.) Orphan crops for sustainable food and nutrition security: Promoting neglected and underutilised species. Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity . Routledge, London, UK, pp. 147-160.

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This chapter provides a general and brief survey of neglected and underutilised species (NUS) from Oceania, covering broadly the islands of the Pacific, including Melanesia, Polynesia and Micronesia, as well as New Zealand and Australia. This geographical region hosts unique agro-ecosystems comprising an equal diversity of wild and cultivated plant species that, at one time or another, have been used for food. However, today only a small fraction of this diversity is regularly used or found in diets, markets and value-chains. Some of the factors that have undermined local agriculture and agrobiodiversity are examined, as are the impacts this has had on food systems, diets and nutrition. Finally, some key NUS that could potentially help address nutritional and other challenges in the region are highlighted, and recent efforts to promote them are discussed.

Item ID: 77484
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 9781003044802
Copyright Information: © 2022 selection and editorial matter, Stefano Padulosi, E.D. Israel Oliver King, Danny Hunter and M.S. Swaminathan; individual chapters, the contributors
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2023 02:00
FoR Codes: 30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3006 Food sciences > 300606 Food sustainability @ 50%
45 INDIGENOUS STUDIES > 4503 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental knowledges and management > 450301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander agriculture and forestry @ 40%
45 INDIGENOUS STUDIES > 4506 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sciences > 450602 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander biological sciences @ 10%
SEO Codes: 21 INDIGENOUS > 2104 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and culture > 210404 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge @ 50%
28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280101 Expanding knowledge in the agricultural, food and veterinary sciences @ 30%
26 PLANT PRODUCTION AND PLANT PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 2601 Environmentally sustainable plant production > 260199 Environmentally sustainable plant production not elsewhere classified @ 20%
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