A Half-yearly Peer Reviewed Journal of Bangladesh Forest Research Institute

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This paper presents some indigenous or traditional technical knowledge on jhum
(shifting cultivation) cultivation and management in Bandarban hill district in
Bangladesh. These include indicators for jhum land selection, fire management in jhum
field, three- phase seed sowing technique in jhum, use of colored flower plants to keep
away insects from jhum, slope differentiation of hills in crop selection, use of local
climate for crop selection, altitude and wind velocity in crop selection, indigenous seed
collection and germplasms management, indigenous seed storage method, seed
distribution, indigenous nursery method for raisings citrus seedlings, and indigenous
ginger storage method by the Bwam community in Bandarban hill district of
Bangladesh. Three-phase seed sowing technique in jhiim is the new documentation of
indigenous knowledge. An integration of indigenous and scientific knowledge will
help to develop sustainable management of indigenous farming practices.

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