Assessment of Local Dependency on Selected Wild Edible Plants and Fruits from Senapati District, Manipur, Northeast India
Keywords:Wild edible plants, household survey, mean price value,
AbstractMarket and household surveys were conducted in four locations in Senapati district, Manipur, Northeast India. Thirty-two common wild edible plants belonging to 25 families were identified. On average 73% of households surveyed are involved in collecting some edible plants, and 38% collect edible fruits. 32% use the collected plant materials for both household consumption and market trade. On average collectors share in 63% of the sales price of wild edible plants. A comparison of total monetary value generated per annum from different wild edible plants showed that Lentinula lateritia (Berk.) Pegler and Docynia indica (Wall.) Decne. contributed the greatest value.
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