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POLITICAL ECOLOGY OF FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF JESUS DE OTORO, HONDURAS

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dc.contributor.advisor Finnis, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.advisor Sally, Humphries
dc.contributor.author Ivanoff, Rebecca F.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-18T18:04:42Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-18T18:04:42Z
dc.date.copyright 2012-05
dc.date.created 2012-05-16
dc.date.issued 2012-05-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/3668
dc.description.abstract This study addresses food security in three communities in rural, central Honduras by looking at the interrelationships among nutritious food, environmental and political forces, and cultural behaviours through the collection and analysis of local knowledge and laboratory data. Evaluation of ethnographic research were combined with analysis of policy documents and the nutritional analysis of ninety local varieties of corn. Research showed how households in three rural communities in the mountains of Honduras, struggle to access sufficient, safe and nutritious food while respecting cultural and agricultural diversity. Policies to address food security need to not only address the diversity of environmental niches, and a history of disenfranchisement of most rural farmers from the political process, but also the cultural ideals that impact definitions of hunger and nutrition. Analysis of 90 varieties of local landraces show that coloured varieties of maize have higher nutritional value for protein, anthocyanin, and vitamin A content. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Ontario Graduate Scholarship, CIDA's CGIAR-Canada Linkage Fund (CCLF) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject Honduras en_US
dc.subject political ecology en_US
dc.subject nutrition en_US
dc.subject maize en_US
dc.subject corn en_US
dc.subject dietary diversity en_US
dc.subject cultural preferences en_US
dc.subject food security en_US
dc.subject food sovereignty en_US
dc.subject Jesus de Otoro en_US
dc.subject landrace en_US
dc.subject superfood en_US
dc.title POLITICAL ECOLOGY OF FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF JESUS DE OTORO, HONDURAS en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Public Issues Anthropology en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Sociology and Anthropology en_US
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