Exploration of Wild Edible Plants Used as Food by Gaddis-A Tribal Community of the Western Himalaya
Abstract, The Scientific World Journal, 2020
India being developing country and land of villages, elevated rates of poverty persist among rural communities, inspite of green revolution. e high economic growth has failed to improve food security in the mountainous regions of the Himalayas . Fortunately, the Himalayas are known for rich biodiversity, especially for wild edible plants, which play an important role in meeting food demands. e rural inhabitants who mainly comprise of herders, shepherds, or other marginalized population use wild plants frequently for their livelihood . e need is to understand the biodiversity for resource management of the Himalaya. is requires documentation of resources through ethnobotanical studies and for the conservation and utilization of resources. Moreover, the transmission of traditional knowledge from older to younger generations no longer exists;  thus, it is important to document the resources, especially of wild edible plants.