Traditional/Indigenous Crops

In the future, as global warming increases, it will become essential to sow suitable crops


Traditional agriculture:          Alternative practices for climate change mitigation

Climate change mitigation is a human-mediated reduction of the anthropogenic forcing of climate system that includes strategies to reduce GHG (Greenhouse Gas) sources and emissions and enhancing GHG sinks. 

"Indigenous people are good observers of changes in weather and climate and acclimatize through several adaptive and mitigation strategies Traditional agroecosystems are receiving rising attention as sustainable alternatives to industrial farming. They are getting increased considerations for biodiversity conservation and sustainable food production in changing climate . Indigenous agriculture systems are diverse, adaptable, nature friendly and productive . Higher vegetational diversity in the form of crops and trees escalates the conversion of CO2 to organic form and consequently reducing global warming . 

Mixed cropping not only decreases the risk of crop failure, pest and disease but also diversifies the food supply . It is estimated that traditional multiple cropping systems provide 15–20% of the world’s food supply. Agroforestry, intercropping, crop rotation, cover cropping, traditional organic composting and integrated crop-animal farming are prominent traditional agricultural practices. These traditional practices are advocated as the model practices for climate-smart approach in agriculture ."