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Financial Inclusion in the Global South: An Analysis of Index-Based Agricultural Insurance and Farmer Food Security in India
Index-based agricultural insurance (IBAI) is presented by several development organizations as a highly effective way of mitigating climate change related risks and improving farmer food security. However, critics doubt the effectiveness of the instrument and regard it as a new frontier for capital accumulation. Linking to this debate, this research uses a qualitative design to investigate how IBAI affects the food production and consumption of farmers in the Indian state of Karnataka. It finds that the proposed ...
Continuity and changes in food consumption pattern among Tibetan refugee community in India
Background: Food consumption pattern of refugee communities was carried by many scholars but little is known about the food continuity of refugees in host country and its implications on health. Aim: The present study highlights the issue of food continuity among Tibetan refugees in Bylakuppe settlement, India. Methods: 200 household data were collected in order to understand food consumption pattern by employing household structured questionnaire. Simultaneously, 23 individual data were collected consisting ...
Reasons for consuming rasi as a staple food for the Cireundeu indigenous people: a qualitative study
Rasi (made from cassava) are used as staple food by the Cireundeu indigenous people. This food culture is considered different from the food culture of Indonesian people who generally make rice as their staple food. Therefore, this study aimed to show the reasons Cireundeu indigenous people consume rasi as their staple food. This qualitative research was conducted in Cireundeu Village, Cimahi City, West Java Province, Indonesia. Data was collected from the Cireundeu indigenous people through in-depth interviews and ...
Demand for selected plant-based protein among the staff of a tertiary institution in Nigeria
Increasing demand for animal protein has a negative consequences human health and the environment. Thus, the need for a replacement of animal protein with plant-based protein in human diet. The demand for selected plant-based protein (PBPs) (soybean, mushroom, potato, and cowpea) was therefore assessed. Data collected from 343 staffers of university of Ibadan were analysed using descriptive statistics and Quadratic Almost Ideal Demand System. Mushroom and soybean were luxury goods but demand for mushroom was more ...
Finding alternatives: Canadian attitudes towards novel foods in support of sustainable agriculture
Global agriculture and farming practices account for roughly a quarter of total atmospheric emissions. Protein agricultural is especially prone to green-house gas emissions. There is a need to find alternatives, both in the form of protein and sustainable practices in providing alternative protein sources. However, sustainable agricultural practices must consider consumer behaviour and attitude towards switching protein sources. In this study, we carried out a survey of 993 Canadians in order to better understand the ...