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Korangadu - A Unique Silvi Pasture System

  • Open or CloseUdhaya Nandhini D1* and Ajaykumar R2

    1 Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Sustainable Organic Agriculture

    2 Senior Research Fellow, Department of Agronomy

    *Corresponding author: Udhaya Nandhini, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Sustainable Organic Agriculture, India

Submission: July 08, 2019;Published: October 02, 2019

DOI: 10.31031/APDV.2019.06.000647

ISSN : 2576-9162
Volume6 Issue4

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Korangadu is a traditional heritage rich grazing land lying under the western agroclimatic zone of Tamil Nadu, India in the rain shadow of the Western Ghats. It exists in 500 villages over 50,000 ha. Prevailing soil type in these areas is calcareous type does not allow water stagnation regardless of the amount of rainfall. It is recognized by Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS) as one of the agriculture heritage site. Erratic annual rainfall compels the rural population to solely depend on livestock for their livelihood sustenance. A literal translation of the term Korangadu from the local Tamil language is “left out uncultivated land that allows natural vegetation”.

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