BENREU AND ITS CULTIVATORS

Updated: Aug 10, 2019

a brief account on highland farmers from the North-east and their paddy fields that embody traditional agricultural wisdom tuned to the rhythm of nature

Nagaland is predominantly an agricultural state. Seventy-three percent of the people in state are engaged in agriculture. Like in any other tribal area, the traditional agriculture practices of Nagaland are intertwined with nature and closely connect people with their ecosystem. The practices of the farming communities in the region are strongly based on the principles of regenerative agriculture, emphasizing on conservation of biodiversity, maintaining eco-system processes and preserving a mix of indigenous crop varieties and plants.