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Ref ID: 30678
Ref Type: Journal Article
Authors: Somnasang, Prapimporn
Moreno, Geraldine
Chusil, Kusuma
Title: Indigenous knowledge of wild food hunting and gathering in north-east Thailand
Date: 1999
Source: Food and Nutrition Bulletin
Notes: contains list of Thai plants
Abstract: Rural people in north-east Thailand depend on locally gathered or hunted wild food, such as fish, crabs, snails, shrimps, birds, red antsÂ’ eggs, frogs, toads, rabbits, rats, insects, and many kinds of plants. Twenty rural villages in north-east Thailand were surveyed, and one village was studied in depth. The objective was to identify knowledge about hunting and gathering of wild food and gender-based differentiation associated with this knowledge. The study showed that the knowledge related to hunting and gathering wild food was different for women and men. Men had more knowledge of fishing and hunting
women had more knowledge of gathering plants and insects and of scooping for shrimp. These findings should be used in developing appropriate programmes to help the local people.
Date Created: 7/28/2004
Volume: 19
Number: 4
Page Start: 359
Page End: 365