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Ethnoforestry and ethnoagricultural knowledge of Malayali tribes of Chitteri hills, Tamil Nadu

R. Prabakaran, T. Senthil kumar, M.V. Rao

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.3(5), 12-19, May 2013

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Eastern Ghats of Tamil Nadu is rich with floral diversity, landscapes and forms of discontinous terriority hills. The Malayali tribes of Chitteri hills, Southern Eastern Ghats have blessed with wealth of knowledge about the plants. The recognition of the indigenous knowledge of Malayali tribes has come in the form of linking environmental information to the socio-cultural context. Malayali tribes are follow trhe unique ways of sorting the forest types for their livelihood practices. The ethno-agricutural knowledge of Malayali tribes and their storage methods of grains and millets have been studied.

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