School of Life Sciences Weekly Seminar

September 30, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Bilger 150 - see description for Zoom info Add to Calendar

Foodscapes, Well-being, and Resilience in Solomon Islands

Speaker: Dr. Eleanor Sterling, PhD

Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Food and food systems are critical components of well-being, and reflect direct links between people, land, and sea. As such, there is a need to understand how food systems across scales relate to resource use, sustainable diets, resilience, and human and environmental health. The term foodscape is increasingly prevalent in published literature, encompassing the reciprocal relationships between people and place; the health, food security, food sovereignty, and overall well-being of individuals and groups; cultural knowledge and practices relating to food; and the broader social-ecological context. In Solomon Islands, access to diverse land- and seascapes and a complex mosaic of customary knowledge and practice underpin resilience. However, a number of drivers limit the resilience of the foodscape in rural communities. These include high human population growth, shortages of arable land, declining health and productivity of nearshore reef resources, and erosion of traditional knowledge and practice around gardening This talk explore indicators of change in the foodscape at four sites in Solomon Islands.


Meeting ID: 975 1776 0522

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