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Title:Present situation and future prospects of nutrition acquisition in African tropical forest
Editor:Kimura, DaijiISNI
Periodical:African Study Monographs: Supplementary Issue (ISSN 0286-9667)
City of publisher:Kyoto
Publisher:Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
Geographic terms:Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Subjects:food production
food consumption
Abstract:This issue focuses on the present situation and future prospects of nutrition acquisition in the African tropical forect. Part I presents recent research in the nutrition acquisition among the Bongando of Wamba region by Japanese scholars. Kimura et al. analyze the change in land use as a basis for food production. Yamaguchi discusses the actual food consumption in a village setting, while Matsuura describes the social basis of such food production, specifically the local associations. Part II extends the research focus to the wider tropical Africa, covering related activities in food production and trade as well. Takamura describes the distribution system connecting the rural area, including Wamba, to the city of Kisangani. Oishi also reports on the distribution network of fish in the Republic of the Congo. Ikeya describes protein production in the capital city Kinshasa, with a focus on pig farming. Bobo et al. evaluate the impacts of bushmeat hunting in southeastern Cameroon conducted under the control of forest management policy, which in turn is described by Ngima. Lastly, Komatsu and Kitanishi report on the protein intake and distribution in Ghana. Their cautionary note that rapid forest degradation may negatively affect protein self-sufficiency should have serious implications for other tropical forest areas in Africa as well. [ASC Leiden abstract]