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Title: Native plant genetic resources and traditional foods of Uttarakhand Himalaya for sustainable food security and livelihood
Authors: Mehta, P S
Negi, K S
Ojha, S N
Keywords: Traditional foods;Plant genetic resources;Uttarakhand Himalaya;Food security;Sustainable livelihood;Wild species;Cultivated species;Natural drinks;Food grains;Spices;Recipes
Issue Date: Mar-2010
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code: Int. cl.8 — A61K 36/00, A01G 1/00, A01G 17/00, A47G 19/00, A23L1/00, A23L 2/00
Abstract: In view of changing of food habits of local communities of Uttarakhand Himalaya, a study to document the native plant genetic resources of food importance and traditional recipes was conducted. Both cultivated and wild edible plant species were documented through scheduled interviews. With the help of respondents the questionnaires were filled up. After conducting the survey in the whole Uttarakhand state the plant species of food importance were identified and a large number of traditional food items were enumerated. The relationship between plant species of food importance and sustainable livelihood was also discussed.
Page(s): 89-96
ISSN: 0976-0512 (Online); 0976-0504 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJNPR Vol.1(1) [March 2010]

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