The potential of using wild edible animals as alternative food sources among food-insecure areas in Indonesia

Annis Catur Adi, - and Dini Ririn Andrias, - and Qonita Rachmah, - (2020) The potential of using wild edible animals as alternative food sources among food-insecure areas in Indonesia. Journal of Health Research, 34 (3). pp. 247-257. ISSN 2586-940X

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Purpose – This study aims to assess the household food security status and explore the potency of wild edible animals as a food source in the food insecurity–prone area of Bangkalan district, Madura, Indonesia. Approach/methodology/design – This cross-sectional quantitative study used a mixed-method approach. A total of 66 participants were purposively recruited. Household food security was assessed using the short version of the U.S. Household Food Security Survey Module (US-HFSSM). A list of available wild edible animals was obtained from each interview using a structured questionnaire. For the qualitative study, an in-depth interview was conducted among key informants at subvillage level. Findings – We found that 33.4 percent of households were food insecure. At least 18 kinds of wild edible animal protein consumed by the respondents were identified in the study area, which consisted of five kinds of insects, five kinds of fish, three types of birds, and two mammals. Most of the wild edible animals were rich in protein. Originality/value – Wild edible animals can be promoted to support household food security. Villagers did not usually consider consuming wild edible animals as a normal practice as there were concerns about the taste and safety of eating wild animal foods. Methods of processing and cooking foods to improve the taste and safety aspects need to be explored. The information obtained from this study adds more evidence related to the potential of edible wild animals as a food alternative for households in food-insecure areas.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wild edible animals, Alternative food sources, Food insecure areas, Indonesia
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS2284-2288 Animal feeds and feed mills. Pet food industry
Divisions: 10. Fakultas Kesehatan Masyarakat > Program Studi Gizi
Annis Catur Adi, -NIDN0001036903
Dini Ririn Andrias, --
Qonita Rachmah, -NIDN0015029103
Depositing User: Tn Chusnul Chuluq
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2022 02:29
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2022 02:29
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