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Multiple non-climatic drivers of food insecurity reinforce climate change maladaptation trajectories among Peruvian Indigenous Shawi in the Amazon

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dc.contributor.author Zavaleta, Carol
dc.contributor.author Berrang-Ford, Lea
dc.contributor.author Ford, James
dc.contributor.author Llanos-Cuentas, Alejandro
dc.contributor.author Cárcamo, César
dc.contributor.author Ross, Nancy A.
dc.contributor.author Lancha, Guillermo
dc.contributor.author Sherman, Mya
dc.contributor.author Harper, Sherilee L.
dc.contributor.author Edge, Victoria
dc.contributor.author Lwasa, Shuaib
dc.contributor.author Namanya, Didacus B.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-08T19:39:21Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-08T19:39:21Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0205714
dc.identifier.uri http://repositorio.upch.edu.pe/handle/upch/3939
dc.description.abstract Background Climate change is affecting food systems globally, with implications for food security, nutrition, and the health of human populations. There are limited data characterizing the current and future consequences of climate change on local food security for populations already experiencing poor nutritional indicators. Indigenous Amazonian populations have a high reported prevalence of nutritional deficiencies. This paper characterizes the food system of the Shawi of the Peruvian Amazon, climatic and non-climatic drivers of their food security vulnerability to climate change, and identifies potential maladaptation trajectories. Methods and findings Semi-structured interviews with key informants (n = 24), three photovoice workshops (n = 17 individuals), transect walks (n = 2), a food calendar exercise, and two community dissemination meetings (n = 30 individuals), were conducted within two Shawi communities in Balsapuerto District in the Peruvian Loreto region between June and September of 2014. The Shawi food system was based on three main food sub-systems (forest, farming and externally-sourced). Shawi reported collective, gendered, and emotional notions related to their food system activities. Climatic and non-climatic drivers of food security vulnerability among Shawi participants acted at proximal and distal levels, and mutually reinforced key maladaptation trajectories, including: 1) a growing population and natural resource degradation coupled with limited opportunities to increase incomes, and 2) a desire for education and deforestation reinforced by governmental social and food interventions. Conclusion A series of maladaptive trajectories have the potential to increase social and nutritional inequities for the Shawi. Transformational food security adaptation should include consideration of Indigenous perceptions and priorities, and should be part of Peruvian food and socioeconomic development policies.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Public Library of Science
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Food security
dc.subject Non-climatic drivers
dc.subject Climate change
dc.subject Peruvian Indigenous Shawi
dc.subject Amazon--Perú
dc.title Multiple non-climatic drivers of food insecurity reinforce climate change maladaptation trajectories among Peruvian Indigenous Shawi in the Amazon
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.journal PLoS ONE


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