Farmers' knowledge of wild musa in India

FARMERS’ KNOWLEDGE
OF WILD MUSA
IN INDIA

Uma Subbaraya
National Research Centre for Banana
Indian Council of Agricultural Reasearch
Thiruchippally, Tamil Nadu, India

Coordinated by

NeBambi Lutaladio and Wilfried O. Baudoin
Horticultural Crops Group
Crop and Grassland Service
FAO Plant Production and Protection Division

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Table of contents


Acknowledgements   Download  ######### [162 Kb]

Foreword

Introduction

Scope of the Study and Methods   

Agro-ecologies in the areas of existing wild musa    Download  ######### [706 Kb]

Genetic diversity of wild bananas

Musa and its evolution

Wild musa species in india

Section Eumusa
Diversity of Musa Balbisiana
Bhimko
Elavazhai

Conservation of musa genetic diversity by ethnic groups    Download  ######### [432 Kb]

Ethnobotanical knowledge of musa species
Farmers’ production practices on the ecosystem
Jhum cultivation
Implications of jhum cultivation
Ethnic groups of Northeast Indian states

Characterization of wild musa germplasm    Download  ######### [159 Kb]

Potential and constraints of using wild musa

Conclusions and recommendations

References

Acronyms

Tables / Annexes   Download  ######### [394 Kb]


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