East-African Coming-of-Age Ceremony and Biocultural Conflict

A biocultural conflict between a coming-of-age ceremony of the Daasanach community and wildlife conservation exists in East Africa, but the young community members are calling for alternatives that support their ceremony and wildlife conservation, a study from the University of Helsinki finds.

Agroforestry: a deeply rooted alternative 

By Ossi I. Ollinaho Agroforestry remains in the margins of the contemporary food system even though it affords an impressive range of benefits, both with regard to the ecology and the social realm alike. It has been practiced for millennia and it is quite probable that people have been subtly enriching forests with useful plant …