This chapter addresses how living heritage can contribute to achieving food security. Learners explore how communities have built considerable traditional knowledge developing techniques based on the use of diverse crops, plants and animals, founded on a comprehensive approach to their specific life and environment. The many ways in which these systems can contribute to ensure food sufficiency and security, as well as quality nutrition for many communities around the globe, is studied by way of relevant examples. How can foodways as well as production and conservation systems developed by communities provide a varied diet and deliver adequate nutrition and greater health? Can these systems contribute to food security in contexts of poverty and crisis?
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