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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(11): 1538-1541
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.611.182


Traditional Use and Knowledge Validation of Fodder Trees and Shrubs in NEH Region of India
R. Joseph Koireng1*, Ansar-ul-Haq2 and Kh. Priya Devi3
1Directorate of Research, Central Agricultural University, Imphal - 795004, Manipur, India
2S.K. University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology,Srinagar-190121, Kashmir (J&K), India
3Faculty of Agriculture, Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Cooch Behar-785 165, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Sustainable production of livestock usually involves efficient utilisation of locally available resources i.e. feed and remedies. Smallholder farmers rely on their visual observations and experiences in feeding and health management of livestock. The aim of this study was to identify and evaluate farmers’ knowledge on the utilisation of fodder trees and shrubs as livestock production resources. The ethnobotanical survey using a semi-structured questionnaire and focus personal discussions was conducted among livestock owners and keepers in the urban and rural areas of NEH Region, India. Cattle were predominantly kept, followed by pigs, goats, mithun, buffaloes and sheep. The study found that non-traditional forages like tree leaves, shrubs, herbaceous weeds and epiphytic ferns have an important role in feeding of domestic livestock during the lean period in NEH Region. Most of these edible leafy fodders belong to Moraceae, Lauraceae, Fagaceae, Euphorbiacea, Ulmaceae, Verbenaceae and Symploaceae families.


Keywords: Fodder, Indigenous knowledge, Livestock, NEH Region, Shrubs, Trees.
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Joseph Koireng, R., Ansar-ul-Haq and Priya Devi, Kh. 2017. Traditional Use and Knowledge Validation of Fodder Trees and Shrubs in NEH Region of India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(11): 1538-1541. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.611.182