Wild edible plants of Dzongu Valley, Sikkim, India: Conserving diversity, traditional knowledge and practice for sustainable use.



Wild edible plants are widely perceived as vital contributors to the food security of the indigenous Lepcha community of Dzongu valley. These are also used as medicines and for various traditional and cultural/rituals practices. This project comprehensively documents the diversity of wild edible plants, traditional knowledge and practices pertaining to them, assesses threats and develops strategies to conserve them through sustainable use.