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Title: An appraisal of the traditional post-harvest pest management methods in Northeast Indian uplands
Authors: Sinha, Bikramjit
Keywords: Post-harvest
Traditional knowledge
Northeast India
Issue Date: Jul-2010
Publisher: CSIR
Series/Report no.: <b> Int. Cl.<sup>8</sup>: </b>A61K36/00, A01F25/00, C05G3/00, A01M1/00, A01M5/00, A01M31/00, A01N3/00
Abstract: There has been a paradigm shift in recent years towards the use of natural, reliable, and sustainable products in grain protection; from the conventional use of synthetic toxic substances. The role of traditional knowledge in storage protection is being increasingly realized across the globe. The age-old traditional post-harvest pest management methods practiced by 6 indigenous communities in three hill districts of Meghalaya and Manipur of Northeast India, <i>Garo, Mao, Maram, Poumai, Thadou </i>and<i> Tangkhul</i> have been described. Applicability of the traditional methods in ensuring food security through reduction of post-harvest loss is discussed. It is opined here that due recognition should be given to traditional methods of an area in the post-harvest protection programme of that area. Continuous use of these methods by the indigenous communities through generations reflects a potential management option of grain protection for subsistence farmers, otherwise these could have perished long back soon after their development.
Description: 536-543
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.09(3) [July 2010]

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