Reference : Household bushmeat consumption in Brazzaville, the Republic of the Congo.
Scientific journals : Article
Life sciences : Environmental sciences & ecology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/95232
Household bushmeat consumption in Brazzaville, the Republic of the Congo.
English
Mbete, Roger Albert mailto [> >]
Banga-Mboko, Henri mailto [> >]
Racey, Paul [> >]
Mfoukou-Ntsakala, André [> >]
Nganga, Innocent [> >]
Vermeulen, Cédric mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Forêts, Nature et Paysage > Laboratoire de Foresterie des régions trop. et subtropicales >]
Doucet, Jean-Louis mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Forêts, Nature et Paysage > Laboratoire de Foresterie des régions trop. et subtropicales >]
Hornick, Jean-Luc mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de productions animales > Nutrition des animaux domestiques >]
Leroy, Pascal [Université de Liège - ULg > Sciences agronomiques > Entomologie fonctionnelle et évolutive >]
2011
Tropical Conservation Science
4
2
187-202
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
1940-0829
[en] Bushmeat ; Flavor ; Fodd habits ; Brazzaville
[en] Wildlife meat is an important source of animal protein for rural and urban populations in Congo. Quantitative and qualitative surveys on the consumption of bushmeat were undertaken in Brazzaville in 2006, in about 1,050 urban households. The main objective was to establish the profiles of consumers and of species concerned. The results showed that 88.3% of the surveyed households consumed bushmeat. Their average size was 5.7 ± 3.2 persons. The average monthly income of an urban consumer with a permanent job was 98,334 (US$197) ± 84,306 (US$169) FCFA. It appeared that households preferred to consume bushmeat for two major reasons: the taste or flavor (67.8%) and food habits (14.7%). Meat from mammals was preferred, the top three orders of this class being artiodactyls (48.3%), rodents (28.3%), and primates (13.0%). Some of them are listed as threatened in Congo Brazzaville and are included in the IUCN Red List. The results showed that in Brazzaville, bushmeat consumption remains important and is determined by socio-economic parameters. The promotion of game farming, and breeding of domestic species such as poultry and fish, in the Brazzaville suburbs could help to meet Congolese demand for bushmeat.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/95232

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