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Indigenous traditional knowledge and food security after severe climatic events

Nakamura, Naohiro (2018) Indigenous traditional knowledge and food security after severe climatic events. UNSPECIFIED.

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Community resilience has been widely discussed in relation to climate change and intensifying climatic events in the context of remote island countries, including the South Pacific Islands. Previous case studies have found that remote communities have accumulated knowledge and techniques to cope with severe climatic events, and that, in this sense, these communities are resilient. Tropical Cyclone Winston (TCW) of 2016 was the strongest cyclone that had ever attacked the islands of Fiji in history, and many of its remote communities were severely damaged. Responses to the damage caused by TCW varied from community to community, depending on the availability of knowledge and the accumulation of social capital. This article examines the responses of four remote communities to TCW, differences among these communities, and the factors that makes a particular community more resilient than others. This article also aims to identify common elements that might be transferred to other settings to enhance community resilience and thereby contribute to a better disaster planning in the context of Pacific Island countries.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Geography, Earth Science and Environment
Depositing User: Naohiro Nakamura
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2019 02:45
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2019 02:45

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