Wildlife and food security in Africa


Table of contents


by
Yaa Ntiamoa-Baidu

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Contents


Foreword

Acknowledgements

Chapter 1 - Introduction

Definitions and scope of the study

Chapter 2 - Direct contribution of wildlife to food security

2.1 Wildlife as a food resource

2.1.1 Bushmeat
2.1.2 Other wild animal products

2.2 Species and varieties of wild animals eaten
2.3 Nutritional value meat from wild animals

Chapter 3 - Indirect contribution of wildlife to food security

3.1 Wildlife and income generation

3.1.1 Tourism and recreation
3.1.2. Income from hunting
3.1.3 Bushmeat trade
3.1.4 Trophies, skins & hides
3.1.5 Live animal trade

3.2 Wildlife and health

3.2.1 Spiritual health
3.2.2 Physical and mental health

3.3 Wildlife and forestry/agriculture

Chapter 4. - Wildlife production systems: potentials for food security

4.1 . Wildlife production

4.1.1. Production from wild sources
4.1.2 Wildlife ranching
4.1.3. Wildlife farming and domestication

4.2. Harvesting of wildlife

4.2.1 Game cropping and culling
4.2.2 Subsistence hunting and gathering
4.2.3. Bushmeat processing and marketing

Chapter 5. - Can wildlife contribute to food security in Africa? Issues and conclusions

5.1. Why bother about wildlife production
5.2. Production from wild populations
5.3. Production from game ranches and game farms
5.4. Wild animal domestication

References

FAO technical papers