The Forest Foods of Lauru

Published on June 26, 2011 by in News


In the drought of the late 1990s, people in the Solomon Islands and PNG turned to their traditional bush foods to supplement their diets.

Now, the population of Central Choiseul, Solomon Islands, has traditional knowledge of its forest foods documented, thanks to an AusAID-funded research and publication project carried out by TerraCircle.

The Forest Foods of Lauru is the title of the book. It documents not only the foods, their processing and cooking, but also the traditional land classification system that is based on ecological zones from coastal mangrove swamp to mountain top. The zoning forms part of the traditional forest food knowledge set.

Find out more about the project and download a sample pdf version of the book…

View the flipping book sample of—The Forest Foods of Lauru:

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