Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme

NEW BOOK: ‘Wild Tastes in Asia’ launches October 24

October 16, 2019

NTFP-EP’s latest publication Wild Tastes in Asia: Coming home to the forest for food will have its book launching ceremony this October 24, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at the Megatrade Hall in SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City, Philippines during the National Arts and Crafts Fair event. The book will be available in both softbound and hardbound versions, with prices for the respective versions to be announced soon.

Written by Madhu Ramnath and Ramon Razal, the book deals with the food culture of forest peoples in six countries in Asia – Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Vietnam – and is an exploration of the relations between indigenous peoples and wild (or uncultivated) foods.

Through this exploration, one encounters various areas concerning food and food-collection, ranging from techniques and knowledge about gathering, fishing and hunting, the status of wild foods, special foods, sacred foods, the consumption of wild foods in contemporary indigenous societies, their nutritive values, and possible future trends.

This publication is made possible with support from Misereor, Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) through the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change project (ASFCC), the Linking People and Forests project of SSNC, IUCN NL and Both ENDS. NTFP-EP acknowledges the support given by these partner institutions during publication as well as various stages of the book’s production.

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