Entomophagy is quite common among the ethnic people of north east india particularly among the tribes of arunachal pradesh, assam, manipur and nagaland and to a lesser extent by the tribes of meghalaya and mizoram. Practice of entomophagy is quite common among the ethnic people of north east india particularly among the tribes of arunachal pradesh, assam, manipur and nagaland and to a lesser extent by the. Practices of entomophagy and entomotherapy by members of the nyishi and galo tribes, two ethnic groups of the state of arunachal pradesh (north-east india) jharna chakravorty , 1 sampat ghosh , 1 and victor benno meyer-rochow 2.
Edible insects are natural renewable resource that provides food and economical safety to many ethnic groups in eastern himalayas the present study deals with the different edible insects consumed by the different ethnic communities and tribes inhabited in eastern himalayan. North-east india is home to a large number of traditionally living ethnic communities, who poses a vast knowledge on entomophagy and entomotherapeutic practices thus the present study aims to document the practice of entomophagy by one of the earliest ethnic and linguistic community, the bodos, residing in rani area of kamrup district, assam.
Our study demonstrates that entomophagy is a common practice among the ethnic populations with married, tertiary and university-level individuals recording significantly higher consumption of. Among the tiwa, rabha, bodo and garo communities edible insects such as dorglus obesus, apis indica, vespa orientalis, hydrochara sickseckeri, heiroglyphus bannian, neoconocephaus palustris, philosomia ricini, antheraea assama and bombyx mori are consumed by different ethnic groups in assam [9. Communities across benin, west africa a combination of literature research, field collections, community focus groups and targeted interviews were employed data on four ethnic groups is presented: the anii, fon, nagot and waama twenty-nine arthropods species are eaten across benin the predominant orders are orthoptera (48 %) and coleoptera (41 %. Transfer of knowledge in this way is an age-old practice and a well accepted socio-cultural attribute among the ethnic societies of north-east india but is furthermore home to a rich diversity of traditional communities with 26 major tribes and 110 subtribes we feel that it is important to make sure that practices of entomophagy and.
Communities, who poses a vast knowledge on entomophagy and entomotherapeutic practices thus the present study aims to document the practice of entomophagy by one of the earliest ethnic and linguistic. Practice of entomophagy is quite common among the ethnic individuals of north east india especially among the tribes of nagaland, manipur, arunachal pradesh and assam and certain species of edible insects are found abundantly in tiwa villages. Communities across benin, west africa a combination of literature research, field collections, community focus groups collection methods among ethnic groups currently there is little valorisation of insects as a food product in benin, in observations of entomophagy across benin 141 table 2. Observations of entomophagy across benin – practices and potentials l g riggi1 & m veronesi4 & g goergen2 & usage of insects among ethnic groups in benin and place them in context within west africa another limitation of observations of entomophagy across benin 141.
Entomophagy practices among the ethnic communities of manipur, north-east india international journal of integrative sciences, innovation and technology issn 2278-1145. The practice of entomophagy, ie eating of insects, is common among the ethnic people of northeast india especially among the tribes of arunachal pradesh, assam, manipur and nagaland the tribes of meghalaya and mizoram also use insects in their diets to some extent.
Entomophagy is a common practice among rural and urban bodos - a major tribe of assam, india a survey was conducted in the remote rural areas of assam from june, 2013 to may, 2014. Edible insects have long been used by ethnic groups in asia, africa, mexico and south america as cheap and sustainable sources of protein, and the major role of entomophagy in human food security is well-documented up to 2,086 species are eaten by 3,071 ethnic groups in 130 countries. Entomophagy practices among the ethnic communities of manipur, north-east india features of entomophagy practices prevalent among ethnic communities of manipur, north-east india.
Comparatively this practice is much lower (constituting about one to five insect species) among the ethnic people of kerala, tamil nadu, madhya pradesh, odisha of south and central part of india. Of entomophagy disgust is one of our most basic emotions – the only one that we have to learn – and community structure, human endeavour, mobility and politico-economic systems, defines the rules on what is edible and what is not (mela, 1999) there can be large differences among ethnic groups on which insects are considered edible.