This note highlights the importance of engaging members of the community in documenting the wealth of traditional knowledge regarding feed and fodder systems across different agro-ecological regions. This process enhanced their self respect and dignity in terms of their heritage and inspired them to revitalise and reintegrate some of these practices into their ongoing livelihoods strategies.
The good practice also focuses on the necessity of developing synergies between scientific and community validation methods regarding nutritive value of traditional species in comparison to improved varieties of grasses and fodder. The similarities in the findings have helped to break the myth regarding the fodder value of traditional species.
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