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Authors: Vanishree M. Hegde
Advisor: Dr. R. Vasudeva
Title: DOCUMENTING DIVERSITY TO DEVELOP COMMUNITY BIODIVERSITY REGISTER (CBR) FOR TROPICAL FRUIT TREE (TFT) GENETIC RESOURCES IN CENTRAL WESTERN GHATS
Publisher: University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad.
Language: en_US
Type: Thesis
Agrotags: null
Keywords: DOCUMENTING DIVERSITY TO DEVELOP COMMUNITY BIODIVERSITY REGISTER (CBR) FOR TROPICAL FRUIT TREE (TFT) GENETIC RESOURCES IN CENTRAL WESTERN GHATS
Abstract: Asia is an epitome of tropical fruit tree (TFT) genetic resources, harbouring over 500 species contributing considerably to food/nutritional security of communities and also provide eco-system services. Central Western Ghats is home to many native and introduced TFT species. Local indigenous communities depend on TFTs for a wide array of uses and over the centuries have developed knowledge on the usage and management these genetic resources. However, today these traditional knowledge (TK) are vulnerable for erosion. Therefore, documentation of TK is the need of the hour. One of the approaches of documentation is a Community Biodiversity Register (CBR), which is essentially a record of the genetic resources in a community, including information on their custodian, passport data, agro-ecology, cultural and use-values of species. The aim of the study was to document TFT diversity in villages and its associated traditional knowledge and to characterize few important native varieties of TFTs to develop CBR. Cultural Importance Index (CI) was computed to understand the cultural significance of all TFTs found in the villages. The present study was taken up in one village each from up-ghat and coastal bio-climatic zones of Uttara Kannada district through questionnaire survey and personal interview methods for about 40 households each. Totally, 38 TFTs were recorded from both up-ghat (Salkani) and coastal (Murur) villages, of which Mango, Jackfruit, Garcinia and Citrus were culturally important. The two villages were amazingly rich and unique in their composition of mango and jack varieties. Only ten out of the total 167 varieties of mango, and none in jack, were common to both the villages. Morphological characterization of 13 fruit mango, 13 appemango and 9 jackfruit varieties was done adopting a set of descriptors. Totally 72 TK related to culinary uses, medicinal uses, processing and preservation methods and crop maintenance of TFTs were recorded.
Subject: Forest Biology and Tree Improvement
Theme: DOCUMENTING DIVERSITY TO DEVELOP COMMUNITY BIODIVERSITY REGISTER (CBR) FOR TROPICAL FRUIT TREE (TFT) GENETIC RESOURCES IN CENTRAL WESTERN GHATS
These Type: M.Sc
Issue Date: 2014-06-01
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