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Title: Non-woody plant species of Papuan Island forests, A sustainable source of food for the local communities
Authors: Cabuy, Reinardus L.
Marwa, Jonni
Manusawai, Jacob
Rahawarin, Yohanes Y.
Keywords: Non timber forest products
Food and beverages
Forest vegetation
Indigenous knowledge
Issue Date: Oct-2012
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC CodeInt. Cl.8: A23L, A61K 36/00, A47G 19/26, A47J 39/02, C12G, C12C 12/04, C12G 3/08, C12H 3/00, A23L 2/00
Abstract: The aim of this study is to identify the non-woody plants that are utilized by local communities in Papua Island, Indonesia for food and beverages. Results of the study will provide baseline information for the local Government to develop management strategies and policies for the conservation of the forest resources, including the useful plants. The data was gathered through observation, interviews and focused group discussion with people which is strongly influenced in the communities. Data gathered included indigenous knowledge of plant use and others indigenous practices and perceptions pertaining to the use and management of the forest. There are 90 plant species belonging to 38 families that where identified that are used by the local communities primarily for food and beverages. Of which, 21 species that belong to Arecaceae are frequently used by the local communities. The plant parts utilized are usually the fruits and leaves.
Page(s): 586-592
CC License:  CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Source:IJTK Vol.11(4) [October 2012]

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