Food Security and Indigenous Peoples Knowledge: El Buen Vivir - Sumaq Kawsay in Peru and Tē Atānoho, New Zealand, Māori-New Zealand

By Mariaelena A. Huambachano.

Published by Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

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Published online: July 9, 2015 Free Download

In light of the expected global demand for food we need to feed the estimated 9.6 million people by 2050, food security is a major concern. Numerous attempts to achieve food security have been made. However, primary focus is often placed on adopting industrialised approaches to safeguarding food security. As a result, an emphasis has been placed on increasing agriculture production using scientific-technological approaches. The contribution of Indigenous People’s knowledge in food security is often overlooked in scholarly literature. This paper analysis the “Sumaq Kawsay” and Tē Atānoho, good living philosophies embraced by the Indigenous Peoples of Peru and New Zealand in safeguarding food security.

Keywords: Food Security, Indigenous Knowledge, Sumaq Kawsay, Tē Atānoho, New Zealand

Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Volume 5, Issue 3, September 2015, pp.33-47. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: July 9, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 687.807KB)).

Dr Mariaelena A. Huambachano

The University of Auckland - New Zealand, School of Management and International Business, The University of Auckland, New Zealand, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand