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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 10, Special Issue 1 (2021)

Traditional knowledge practices of North East India for sustainable agriculture



Indigenous Technical/Traditional Knowledge (ITK) is community, local and rural in origin. In North East India, it is used in weather forecast, for good seed germination, soil fertility management, soil and water management, management of insect pests and diseases of plant and animals, processing, storage and fishing etc. There are several indigenous cultivation practices like wetland rice cultivation of Apatani tribe of Arunachal Pradesh, Zabo system of farming and Alder agriculture in Nagaland, large cardamom plantation in Sikkim, Bamboo drip irrigation in Meghalaya, traditional mixed cropping etc. which are still in vogue in organic agriculture in NEH region which are sustainable, eco-friendly, viable and cost effective. North-East India is comprised of eight states namely Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim and supports 50% of India’s biodiversity. In addition, this region is also a home of 130 major tribal communities who used to have local medicinal plants for curing their different ailments.

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How to cite this article:
LC De. Traditional knowledge practices of North East India for sustainable agriculture. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2021;10(1S):549-556.

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