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Building Fodder Security in Rural Areas: Validation of Traditional Knowledge on Fodder and its Reintegration into Livelihoods

by ruchita last modified May 04, 2016 11:49 AM

Jul 27, 2009

This note highlights the importance of engaging members of the community in documenting the wealth of traditional knowledge regarding feed and fodder systems across different agro-ecological regions. The processes documented in this note enhanced community self respect and dignity in terms of their shared heritage and inspired them to revive and reintegrate some of these practices into their ongoing livelihood strategies.

The good practice also focuses on the necessity of developing synergy between scientific and community validation methods regarding the nutritive value of traditional fodder species in comparison to improved varieties of grasses and fodder. The similarities in the findings have helped to break the myth regarding the nutritive value of traditional fodder species.

 

Authors: Sagari R Ramdas, Ashalatha, Sanyasi Rao

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