Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge

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VOLUME 10

NUMBER 1

JANUARY 2011

 

 

Editorial

 

CONTENTS

 

Traditional way of thinking and prediction of climate change in New Caledonia (France)

13

      Annamaria Lammel, Emilie Dugas & Elisa Guillen

 

 

 

Smelling the monsoon: Senses and traditional weather forecasting knowledge among the Kenyah Badeng farmers of Sarawak, Malaysia

21

      Gotzone Garay-Barayazarra & Rajindra K Puri

 

 

 

Floating gardening in Bangladesh: a means to rebuild lives after devastating flood

31

      Haseeb Md Irfanullah, Md Abul Kalam Azad, Md Kamruzzaman &
Md Ahsanul Wahed

 

 

 

Biocultural diversity, climate change and livelihood security of the Adi community: Grassroots conservators of eastern Himalaya Arunachal Pradesh

39

      Ranjay K Singh, SN Bhowmik & CB Pandey

 

 

 

A synthesis of the impacts of climate change on the First Nations and Inuit of Canada

57

      Ashleigh Downing & Alain Cuerrier

 

 

 

Revisiting indigenous farming knowledge of Jharkhand (India) for conservation of natural resources and combating Climate change

71

      P Dey & AK Sarkar

 

 

 

Reading nature’s mind: Disaster management by indigenous people of Bangladesh

80

      Haseeb Md. Irfanullah & Mohammad Abdul Motaleb

 

 

 

Usage of plants for weather and climate forecasts in Bulgarian folk traditions

91

Anely Nedelcheva & Yunus Dogan

 

 

 

Prediction of rainfall variation through flowering phenology of night-flowering jasmine (Nyctanthes arbor-tristis L.; Verbenaceae) in Tripura, India

96

      Sandeep Acharya

 

 

 

Ardu (Ailanthus spp) in arid ecosystem: A compatible species for combating with drought and securing livelihood security of resource poor people

102

      HS Jat, Ranjay K Singh & JS Mann

 

 

 

Presage Biology: lessons from nature for weather forecasting

114

      Sandeep Acharya

 

 

 

Vulnerability of smallholder agriculture in Calakmul, Campeche, Mexico

125

      José A Alayón-Gamboa & Juan C Ku-Vera

 

 

Management and uses of farmers’ varieties in Southwest Ethiopia: A Climate change perspective

133

      Kebu Balemie

 

 

 

Kair (Capparis decidua): A potential ethnobotanical weather predictor and livelihood security plant in arid zone

146

      Dheeraj Singh &  Ranjay K Singh

 

 

 

Traditional Intellect in Disaster Risk Mitigation: Indian Outlook, Rajasthan and Bundelkhand Icons

156

      Anil K Gupta & Anjali Singh

 

 

 

Prediction and management of natural disaster, with a special to Fisheries, through Indigenous Technical Knowledge

167

      SN Sethi, JK Sundaray, A Panigrahi & Subhash Chand

 

 

 

Traditional Knowledge on Disaster management : A preliminary study of Lepchas of Sikkim

173

      Vanya Jha & Ajeya Jha

 

 

 

Cultural values, indigenous knowledge for climate change and disaster prediction in Rajasthan, India

183

Aparna Pareek & PC Trivedi

 

 

 

Plants associated in forecasting and believes among the Meitei community in Manipur, North east India

190

      H Birkumar Singh

 

 

 

Indigenous Cactus biodiversity: A viable genetic resource to fulfill multiform needs under rainfed ecosystems

194

Munmun Rai, Ranjay K Singh, PC Sharma& Love K Singh

 

 

 

Traditional knowledge of natural disaster mitigation and ethno medicine practices in Himalaya with special reference to Sikkim

198

      Varun Joshi, MS Rawat, AK Sharma, K Kumar & AK Panda

 

 

 

Weather prediction using bioindicators through Traditional Knowledge – A case study in Mizoram

207

      M Chinlampianga

 

 

 

 

 

Author Index

212

 

 

Subject Index

212

 

 

Book Reviews

213

 

 

Guidelines to Authors

214

 

 

Renewal Notice

217