Accepted Paper:

has pdf download Local knowledge about vegetable crop biodiversity in Sub-Himalayan North Bengal  

Author:

Ashok Das Gupta (University of North Bengal )

Paper short abstract:

In this paper, local knowledge of peasants of Sub-Himalayan North Bengal (India) regarding vegetable crop-biodiversities will be illustrated with suitable examples.

Paper long abstract:

In this paper, local knowledge of peasants of Sub-Himalayan North Bengal (India) regarding vegetable crop-biodiversities will be illustrated with suitable examples. Local crops and crop diversities are going to be enlisted here elaborately. These local strains and wild varieties enrich the genetic pool in the local ecosystems. Local peasants though prefer improved varieties and hybrids, but they also conserve the traditional/ local varieties as well. They do not rule out organic manure application.

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