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Title: Traditional farming knowledge on agroecosystem conservation in Northeast coastal Tamil Nadu
Authors: Immanuel, R Rex
Imayavaramban, V
Elizabeth, L Lyla
Kannan, T
Murugan, G
Keywords: Traditional farming;Farm ponds;Mulching;Penning;Tamil Nadu
Issue Date: Apr-2010
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A01B1/00, A01C3/00, A01G13/00, A01M1/00, A01N3/00
Abstract: Traditional farming knowledge on agroecosystem management promoted the low cost sustainable development in ecosystems through optimal use of natural resources. It protects and conserves ecological systems, and improving economic efficiency of the farming community. The coastal agroecosystem of Parangipettai (Portonovo) in Northeastern coastal Tamil Nadu is a typical agrisilvicultural zone with an effective traditional farming knowledge. A wider range of indigenous methods like rainwater harvesting, soil and water conservation are in practice now to cultivate annual and perennial crops. These methods are ecofriendly, cost effective and utilization of human knowledge to conserve the local environment, enhancing the use of locally available inputs and are useful to uplift the economic growth of the rural people.
Page(s): 366-374
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.09(2) [April 2010]

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