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Solving the food insecurity, education and economic paradigm in Africa and the Arctic: a partner in wildlife sustainability




Drum, Douglas, speaker
Renecker, Lyle A., speaker
Renecker, Lyle, moderator
International Wildlife Ranching Symposium, producer

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Healthy biosystems imply management of animal resources that are in synchrony with food supply. In the long-term, this translates into biological resources that have both economic and ecological sustainability and balance. Both, Nunavut, Canada and Namibia, Africa have an abundance of natural food resources. Food insecurity among aboriginal communities in these same regions is well documented. The World Health Organization defines food security when all people have access to good food to maintain life. In Canada, an Inuit Health Survey determined that about 68-69% of preschool children lived in food insecure homes and the same range of adults was also food insecure in Nunavut during 2007-08. Aboriginal people of Namibia, like other African countries, lack refrigeration to maintain meat food over extensive periods of time in this hot climate and also inadequate in daily protein consumption. Development of value-added, shelf-stable country foods in these for aboriginal peoples in these extreme climatic regions will have several long-term benefits. These include: job creation, resource sustainability, economic development, training and education, empower women through job training and education, better nutrition and food security, and create self-reliance. This paper explores the problems of both communities and how the developments are viewed and impacting the respective regions.


Moderator: Lyle Renecker.
Presented at the 8th international congress for wildlife and livelihoods on private and communal lands: livestock, tourism, and spirit, that was held on September 7-12, 2014 in Estes Park, Colorado.
Video presenter: Lyle Renecker.

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Wildlife management -- Congresses
Range management -- Congresses


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