Title: Reliance of Suku Anak Dalam to Harapan Rainforest, Indonesia: foodstuff collection preference

Authors: Wahyudi David; Nayu Nuringdati Widianingsih; Ardiansyah; Angelika Ploeger

Addresses: Department of Food Science and Technology, Universitas Bakrie, Jl. H.R. Rasunda Said Kav C22, 12920, Indonesia ' Department of Food and Resources Economics, University of Copenhagen, Rolighedsvej 25, DK-1958 Frederiksberg C, Denmark ' Department of Food Science and Technology, Universitas Bakrie, Jl. H.R. Rasunda Said Kav C22, 12920, Indonesia ' Department of Organic Food Quality and Food Culture, Universitaet Kassel, Nordbahnhof str.1a, Witzenhausen 37213, Germany

Abstract: This study was aimed to investigate foodstuff collection pattern of Suku Anak Dalam (SAD) based on their accessibility in Harapan Rainforest (HRF) Sumatra, Indonesia. The qualitative and quantitative information was collected from three groups of SAD which consist of 34 households using semi-structured questionnaires. The research observes daily foodstuff collection; hunting/collecting, cultivating/raising and buying. Data was analysed using SPSS and MS Excel to determine the attribute that might point out SAD preference in collecting their foodstuff. SAD in all groups prefers to buy carbohydrate based food (rice) from the nearest vendor, meanwhile for protein-based food mostly depends on fish and egg; they prefer fishing and raising chicken to gain eggs. SAD in all groups have backyard garden and cultivate vegetables, and the modern group often buy vegetable for their daily consumption. Most of food items could be found in the forest, and only rice and spices are imported from elsewhere.

Keywords: food sources collection; Suku Anak Dalam; Harapan Rainforest; indigenous peoples; foodstuff collection patterns; Indonesia; hunting; collecting; cultivating; raising; buying; carbohydrate based food; rice; protein based food; fish; fishing; chickens; eggs; backyard gardens; vegetables; vegetable cultivation; spices.

DOI: 10.1504/IJARGE.2015.069795

International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology, 2015 Vol.11 No.1, pp.80 - 91

Available online: 11 Jun 2015 *

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