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Research article2009Peer reviewed

Uncultivated Plants and Livelihood Support- a case study from the Chepang people of Nepal

Prasad, Aryal Kamal; Berg, Åke; Antonsson, Ogle Britta


This study documents the use of un-cultivated food plants, their status and contribution to the livelihoods of the Chepang people of Nepal. Diversity fairs, key informant interviews and household surveys were used to identify use of plants as food, medicine and for cultural reasons. the uses of 85 uncultivated plants ios documented


Shifting cultivation; key-informants; wild food plants; diversity fair; Chepang; Nepal; culture and tradition; food security; in-situ conservation

Published in

Ethnobotany Research and Applications
2009, Volume: 7, pages: 409-422

    Associated SLU-program

    SLU Swedish Biodiversity Centre

    UKÄ Subject classification

    Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use
    Food Science

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