Jatindra Sarma, a forest officer in Assam has compiled a book on the medicinal value of plants in the state. Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of Assam with Special Reference to Karbi Anglong lists

Arijit Bhuyan worked with the tea major, Williamson Magor, in Assam for 25 years before buying land and planting his own garden in 2000. Situated on 28 hectare (ha) near Silonijan in Karbi Anglong district of Assam, Bogamati Tea Estate has about 13 ha under tea. Arijit has also planted lemon grass, vanilla and Kaempferia galanga on his property.

This paper is based on the empirical findings from the Supervision Mission of a project funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The mission visited the two project districts from 3 May to 17 May 2004 and conducted assessment on the on-going programmes in Karbi Anglong District of Assam and Ukhrul District of Manipur. One of the main objectives of the Supervision Mission which the author of this paper is supposed to examine is the socio-cultural dimensions of poverty.

Drastic reduction in the cycle of shifting cultivation and soil erosion are forcing the Karbi tribe of Assam to explore sustainable agricultural practices