Local Food Plants of Brazil


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Local Food Plants of Brazil Editors: Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque, Michelle Cristine Medeiros Jacob Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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Pages: 417 Illustrations and other contents: 32 Illustrations, color; 3 Illustrations, black and white; XVII, 417 p. 35 illus., 32 illus. in color. Language: English ISBN: 9783030691417 Categories: , , , , , , , , ,

There has been growing academic interest in local food plants. This is a subject that lies at the frontiers of knowledge of various areas, such as environmental sciences, nutrition, public health, and humanities. To date, however, we do not have a book bringing these multi-disciplinary perspectives to bear on this complex field. This book presents the current state of knowledge on local Brazilian food plants through a multidisciplinary approach, including an overview of food plants in Brazil, as well as comprehensive nutritional data. It compiles basic theories on the interrelationship between biodiversity and food and nutrition security, as well as ethnobotanical knowledge of local Brazilian food plants. Additionally, this title provides various methods of learning and teaching the subject, including through social media, artificial intelligence, and through workshops, among others.

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Author Biography

Prof. Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque received his Ph.D. in biology in 2001 from the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil. He is Full Professor of the Department of Botany at Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Pernambuco, Brazil. In 2011, he led the founding of new Ph.D. program in Ethnobiology and Nature Conservation. Albuquerque has published around 316 journal articles, 200 chapter's book and edited or authored 50 books (including new editions and translations). Albuquerque has served as editor of various peer-reviewed journals, and in 2011 co-founded the journal Ethnobiology and Conservation as Co-Editor-in-Chief. Prof. Michelle Jacob is a professor in the Nutrition Department and the postgraduate program of Social Sciences at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte. She is the founder of LabNutrir (www.nutrir.com.vc), a community garden laboratory in an undergraduate nutrition program that brings together local plants and people. The United Nations in 2018 recognized the LabNutrir as a reference in the application of the Right to Food Guidelines, especially guideline 11, i.e., education and awareness-raising. Dr. Jacob's research interests relate to food and nutrition security, sustainable diets, ethnonutrition, and food systems.