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|Title:||An appraisal of the traditional post-harvest pest management methods in Northeast Indian uplands|
|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.|
|ISSN:||0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||IJTK Vol.09(3) [July 2010]|
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