Indigenous Technical Knowledge (Itk) Practiced by Dairy and Piggery Farmers in Meghalaya


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Authors

  • M. Defenderson Shadap
  • Sao Evalwell Dkhar

Keywords:

ITK, Livestock, Traditional, Documentation, Animal Husbandry.

Abstract

Indigenous Technical Knowledge (ITK) in the field of animal husbandry and veterinary is a practical knowledge that has been developed from the experiences of the farmers who made use of their talent in solving some of their problems under their local conditions using locally available materials. ITKs are still in vogue in rural Meghalaya therefore identification and documentation of such indigenous practices is very important, lest they disappear or endanger to extinction. The study was conducted in two districts viz. East Khasi Hills and Ri-Bhoi districts taking two villages from each district. The information was documented using Focus Group Discussion and also through interviewing with the farmers who practiced ITK in their livestock management. ITKs on care and management such as healing of wounds, diarrhoea, foot and mouth disease, increasing body mass, bone fracture, etc. of dairy and piggery are recorded.

Author Biographies

  • M. Defenderson Shadap

    Directorate of Agriculture, Shillong, Meghalaya

  • Sao Evalwell Dkhar
    College of Post Graduate Studies, Central Agricultural University, Umiam

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2019-10-24

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2019-10-24

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Indigenous Technical Knowledge (Itk) Practiced by Dairy and Piggery Farmers in Meghalaya. (2019). Indian Journal of Hill Farming, 32(1). https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJHF/article/view/94790