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The contribution of ‘chitoumou’, the edible caterpillar Cirina butyrospermi, to the food security of smallholder farmers in southwestern Burkina Faso

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Edible insects have been advocated as a means to combat food insecurity, which is prevalent in West Africa. In this study we look at the contribution of the shea caterpillar Cirina butyrospermi, colloquially known as ‘chitoumou’, to the food security of smallholder households in rural southwestern Burkina Faso. We used a mixed methods approach to understand the relationship between caterpillar collection, consumption, and sale by smallholder households, and their seasonal food security status...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s12571-019-00994-z

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Publisher:
Springer
Journal:
Food Security More from this journal
Volume:
12
Issue:
1
Pages:
221-234
Publication date:
2019-12-06
Acceptance date:
2019-11-20
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EISSN:
1876-4525
ISSN:
1876-4517
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1080385
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pubs:1080385
Deposit date:
2020-04-20

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