Cultural erosion of Balinese indigenous knowledge of food and nutraceutical plants

Wawan, Sujarwo and Ida, Bagus Ketut Arinasa and Francois, Salomone and Giulia, Caneva (2014) Cultural erosion of Balinese indigenous knowledge of food and nutraceutical plants. Economic Botany, 68 (4). pp. 426-437. ISSN 18749364

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The island of Bali has several traditional Aga villages that survive under the pressures of an intense tourist industry and agricultural changes. In order to understand possible impacts on traditional ethnobotanical knowledge (TEK) in Bali, we interviewed local people living in 13 traditional villages regarding the number of known plants and their uses. We analyzed socioeconomic factors influencing change of such knowledge at both individual (informant) and community (village) level. We identified a total of 149 food and nutraceutical plants being used in the study area. Neither gender, occupation, income, nor level of formal education had a significant effect on TEK. However, informant’s age and village status were found to play an important role in the retention of TEK at an individual level. At the village level, the use of Internet/smart phones was an important predictor of cultural erosion.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Validated by Sri Wulan
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cultural erosion, Ethnobotany, Food, Nutraceutical plants, Bali Aga village, Functional foods
Subjects: Medicine & Biology > Botany
Divisions: OR_Hayati_dan_Lingkungan > Biosistematika_dan_Evolusi
Depositing User: - Patmiati -
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2023 06:50
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2023 06:50

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