Indigenous methods of seed conservation and protection in Uttarakhand Himalaya

In Uttarakhand Himalaya traditional agriculture is the mere way to meet the subsistence needs of the local farming communities. In traditional system of agriculture, local seed material of traditional crop varieties plays an important role for crop production. In such a situation, the protection of seed material and its conservation for future needs is also of very paramount importance. In order to protect the seed material and food grains, local practices by using indigenous plant material and other articles are very useful, eco-friendly and sustainable. In the present study, the investigators have surveyed the entire Uttarakhand Himalaya for documenting the indigenous seed and grain protection practices of the farm households.

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