Advanced

Drills and Diets, Consumption and Conservation– the Role of Primate Meat in Local Diets in and Around Cross River National Park, Nigeria

Andersson Djurfeldt, Agnes LU ; Effiom, Edu; Jirström, Magnus LU and Olsson, Ola LU (2017) In Journal of Poverty Alleviation and International Development 8(2).
Abstract
The study uses household level data from four villages in
and around Cross River National Park (CRNP), Nigeria to assess the
role of primate meat in local livelihoods and diets. Okwangwo is an
enclave community within the national park, Butatong houses the
CRNP headquarters. Kanyang1 and Abo Ebam are located farther
away from the park. 149 respondents were surveyed. Sale of
bushmeat contributed 4 percent of total cash income on average, but
is important as a source of protein in the context of poorly developed
livestock systems. 98 percent of the households ate bushmeat during
the past year and 74 percent hunted for consumption. 77 percent ate
meat from primates, although this varied from 53 percent... (More)
The study uses household level data from four villages in
and around Cross River National Park (CRNP), Nigeria to assess the
role of primate meat in local livelihoods and diets. Okwangwo is an
enclave community within the national park, Butatong houses the
CRNP headquarters. Kanyang1 and Abo Ebam are located farther
away from the park. 149 respondents were surveyed. Sale of
bushmeat contributed 4 percent of total cash income on average, but
is important as a source of protein in the context of poorly developed
livestock systems. 98 percent of the households ate bushmeat during
the past year and 74 percent hunted for consumption. 77 percent ate
meat from primates, although this varied from 53 percent in Butatong
to 97 percent in Okwangwo. Differences emerge among the villages
with less reliance on bushmeat, less hunting and a dietary shift
towards poultry in Butatong. There is no correlation between income
levels and consumption of primate meat. The overwhelming motive
for eating primate meat was taste preferences. Solutions to
unsustainable extraction of primate meat must be sourced in relation
to local consumption. Improving access to animal source foods,
through widening the livestock basis of local agrarian (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
publishing date
type
Contribution to journal
publication status
published
subject
keywords
bushmeat, livelihoods, hunting, consumption, conservation, livestock
in
Journal of Poverty Alleviation and International Development
volume
8
issue
2
publisher
Institute for Poverty Alleviation and International Development
ISSN
2233-6192
language
English
LU publication?
yes
id
f941bca9-ba5b-4b3f-ae6b-ac4811e9e4d9
date added to LUP
2018-01-15 17:48:22
date last changed
2018-05-29 09:31:55
@article{f941bca9-ba5b-4b3f-ae6b-ac4811e9e4d9,
  abstract     = {The study uses household level data from four villages in<br/>and around Cross River National Park (CRNP), Nigeria to assess the<br/>role of primate meat in local livelihoods and diets. Okwangwo is an<br/>enclave community within the national park, Butatong houses the<br/>CRNP headquarters. Kanyang1 and Abo Ebam are located farther<br/>away from the park. 149 respondents were surveyed. Sale of<br/>bushmeat contributed 4 percent of total cash income on average, but<br/>is important as a source of protein in the context of poorly developed<br/>livestock systems. 98 percent of the households ate bushmeat during<br/>the past year and 74 percent hunted for consumption. 77 percent ate<br/>meat from primates, although this varied from 53 percent in Butatong<br/>to 97 percent in Okwangwo. Differences emerge among the villages<br/>with less reliance on bushmeat, less hunting and a dietary shift<br/>towards poultry in Butatong. There is no correlation between income<br/>levels and consumption of primate meat. The overwhelming motive<br/>for eating primate meat was taste preferences. Solutions to<br/>unsustainable extraction of primate meat must be sourced in relation<br/>to local consumption. Improving access to animal source foods,<br/>through widening the livestock basis of local agrarian},
  author       = {Andersson Djurfeldt, Agnes and Effiom, Edu and Jirström, Magnus and Olsson, Ola},
  issn         = {2233-6192},
  keyword      = {bushmeat,livelihoods,hunting,consumption,conservation,livestock},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {12},
  number       = {2},
  publisher    = {Institute for Poverty Alleviation and International Development},
  series       = {Journal of Poverty Alleviation and International Development},
  title        = {Drills and Diets, Consumption and Conservation– the Role of Primate Meat in Local Diets in and Around Cross River National Park, Nigeria},
  volume       = {8},
  year         = {2017},
}