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Jan 23, 2009

Seminar On Conservation & Utilisation Of CUWEP

A two-day seminar on recent trends in the Conservation and Utilisation of Under-utilised Wild Edible Plants (CUWEP) beginning here on March 21, would make attempt to identify the potential edible plants for their nutritional evaluation. The objectives of the seminar were to document the under-utilised species from different parts of India, to suggest suitable agro-techniques for their mass cultivation and to disseminate knowledge on their cultivation, harvesting, storage and marketing through the case studies, sources in Department of Botany in Bharathiar University, the organisers, said.


Stating that the studies carried out on the under-utilised edible plants from different parts of the world were highly inadequate, they said that there existed knowledge gaps with reference to their occurrence, cultivation and utilization. Further, many of the species were not given due importance in scientific research and agricultural policy making and therefore remained under-utilised, they said.

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