Paddy is cultivated with fish rearing, is practised by the Apatani tribe of the ziro valley. The study analyses the contribution made to total and net revenue by the fish rearing component of the system. Fish cultivation contributes significantly to total and net income from agri-pisciculture.it is thus recommended that the system should be encouraged using high yielding varieties of paddy and fish.
A working paper titled “Adapting to Climate Change: Conserving Rice Biodiversity of the Apatani Tribe in North East India” by Ms Swati Chaliha and Dr Promode Kant, has been published by the Institute of Green Economy (IGREC), New Delhi.
The art of rice cultivation has descended from one generation to another in Apatani tribes. The practice based on traditional wisdom which has sustained over generations, has made rice production economically viable, ecologically safe and often energy efficient.
In Northeast India, traditional home gardens have been maintained as a part of rural survival over generations, with a complex vegetational structure harbouring diverse types of local plant species with multiple functions.
Bamboos are potential bioresources of tangible and intangible values for humankind. Tropical and sub-tropical Indian forests and agrarian ecosystems harbour great species diversity of bamboos. Majority of bamboo species find favourable niche in the North-Eastern region of the country.
The Apatani tribe lives in the Apatani valley in the lower Subansiri District of Arunachal Pradesh. The Apatanis are well known for their traditional rice and fish cultivation, their rich agro-biodiversity and the associated traditional knowledge that supports this agro-ecosystem.