Improving food security and safety through use of edible by-products from wild game

Show simple item record McCrindle, Cheryl Myra Ethelwyn Siegmund-Schultze, Marianna Heeb, Alexander W. Zárate, Anne Valle Ramrajh, Shashikala 2014-08-06T10:49:26Z 2014-08-06T10:49:26Z 2013-10
dc.description.abstract Game harvesting in South Africa generally leaves behind edible by-products, which could be a low-cost source of protein for poor people in rural areas. Seven professional and nine recreational hunters were interviewed, a game harvest and trophy hunt attended and literature reviewed, in order to describe the food value chain for game and ways in which edible by-products could be legally channelled into the human food chain, rather than being left in the field for scavengers. Practices of informal vendors (n = 51) were assessed using structured interviews, observation and microbiological analysis. In an experiment, inspected game by-products (shinbones from impala and springbok) were provided to eight informal traders for cooking at an informal market and microbiological analysis was done before and after preparation. The results showed that providing edible by-products to poor consumers appears to be culturally acceptable, affordable, accessible and safe. A crossover from formal to informal marketing is recommended as it would enhance traceability and safety of the product and minimise the risk of poaching. It is suggested that methods should be developed which make the distribution of edible byproducts to vulnerable rural communities feasible. en_US
dc.description.librarian hb2014 en_US
dc.description.sponsorship A bi-lateral NRF-BMBF mobility project (South African National Research Foundation; German Federal Ministry of Education and Research), a research project (Safe Food, Fair Food) by ILRI (International Livestock Research Institute), commissioned by BMZ-GIZ (German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development; German Corporation for International Cooperation) and the Foundation fiat panis (Ulm, Germany). en_US
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dc.identifier.citation McCrindle, CME, Siegmund-Schultze, M, Heeb, AW, Zárate, AV & Ramrajh, S 2013, 'Improving food security and safety through use of edible by-products from wild game', Environment, development and sustainability, vol. 15, no. 5, pp. 1245-1257. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1387-585X (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1573-2975 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1007/s10668-013-9436-2
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Sp[ringer en_US
dc.rights © Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013. The original publication is available at : en_US
dc.subject Edible by-products en_US
dc.subject Food security en_US
dc.subject Food value chain en_US
dc.subject Game harvesting en_US
dc.subject Hunting en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.title Improving food security and safety through use of edible by-products from wild game en_US
dc.type Postprint Article en_US

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