PROTECTION OF INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE OF SELECT ORGANIC RAW SPICES OF NORTH EAST INDIA THROUGH GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION-A REVIEW
Indigenous knowledge is an inherited knowledge gained by communities of farmers and local origins. Northeast India blessed with such inherited traditional knowledge and being rich biodiversity hotspot adds value to the specific cultivated spices of this region which needs to be preserved. Geographical Indication act as an instrument and a potential mechanism to sustain it, bridge the gap and educate the future generations for efficient use of the traditional knowledge. The study is conducted in four states of Northeast India namely, Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya and Sikkim. The data are being analyzed with the use of Nvivo software.
Traditional Knowledge, Geographical Indication, NE Region