2023, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A
Tribal farmer’s ethnopedological knowledge about decision support system in churachandpur district of Manipur StateAuthor(s):
Mark Haominthang Lhungdim, Adhikary Mayukh and Adhikary Manas MohanAbstract:
The study is to describe the process of recording the local soil knowledge and validating the indigenous soil knowledge for the three tribal communities, Thadou-Kuki; e Hmar and Vaiphei in Manipur State. Transect walks and brainstorming’s were used for the collection of information on the indigenous soil of the region. Results indicate that the farmers of this region use observable morphological characteristics, such as colour and texture and to a lesser extent, land use, as the major classification criteria. In the beginning, farmers distinguish 3 types colour – red, brown, and grey and they classify at least 6 types of soil found in the region. It was observed that the indigenous farmers were able to identify the various types of soil found on their land. Through participatory soil mapping exercises, an attempt was made to develop a single but comprehensive soil classification that reflects the major types of soil found in the region. Pages: 12-16 | Views: 18 | Downloads: Download Full Article: Click Here
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Mark Haominthang Lhungdim, Adhikary Mayukh, Adhikary Manas Mohan. Tribal farmer’s ethnopedological knowledge about decision support system in churachandpur district of Manipur State. South Asian J Agric Sci 2023;3(2):12-16.