Comparative analysis of indigenous knowledge on use and management of wild edible plants : The case of central East Shewa of Ethiopia Feyssa, Debela Hunde en_US 2012-08-08T20:58:26Z 2012-08-08T20:58:26Z 2012 en_US
dc.description.abstract Quantitative ethnobotanical analysis of indigenous use and management practices of wild edible plants (WEPs) by transhumant and settled farmers was conducted to compare WEPs and associated indigenous knowledge (IK). Household interviews, key informant discussions, focus group discussions, field explorations and multistage direct matrix rankings were carried out to identify WEPs in six study sites of two districts in semiarid East Shewa, Ethiopia. Participant observations were made to identify local strategies of management of WEPs. The results showed that from 40 WEPs, 35 (87.5%) of them were also used for forage/fodder, and 37 (92.5%) for fuel wood. Forest is a common habitat for collection of these plants. Jaccard’s Similarity Coefficient of the three use categories were 44.2%, 46.9% and 45.6% respectively. No gender differentiation was observed regarding their knowledge of habitats of WEPs collection. 42.2% of transhumant informants attested that intergenerational transfer of IK is the responsibility of the entire community while in the case of settled farmers this is left to fathers and mothers (23.3%). There were significant variations in transferring IK (P<0.05) between the two communities. Transhumants conserve WEPs in pasture land and protect vegetation while settled farmers employ traditional dryland agroforestry, living fences and farm boarders. Study communities have significant variation in their preference for WEPs (P<0.05). The people showed greater preferences for five WEPs. The prioritized WEPs and associated IK and practices should be considered in planning conservation and sustainable use of WEPs by integrating the variations and complementing with appropriate modern practices. en_US
dc.format.extent 18 pages en_US
dc.identifier.citation Feyssa DH. 2012. Comparative Analysis of Indigenous Knowledge on Use and Management of Wild Edible Plants: The case of central East Shewa of Ethiopia. Ethnobotany Research & Applications 10: 287-304. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1547-3465 en_US
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dc.publisher Botany Department, University of Hawaii at Manoa en_US
dc.subject Hawaiians--Ethnobotany--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject Ethnobotany--Hawaii--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject Plants, Medicinal--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject Ethnobotany--Periodicals. en_US
dc.title Comparative analysis of indigenous knowledge on use and management of wild edible plants : The case of central East Shewa of Ethiopia en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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local.identifier.callnumber DU624.65 .E84 en_US
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