Chepang Food Culture: Contribution of Wild Edible and Neglected Plant Species

Chepangs are an indigenous ethnic group living in central and southern Nepal.
Amongst the agricultural systems practiced, shifting cultivation.  Chepangs live in the proximity of forests, depending upon it for food and other livelihood needs.

This publication brings together the traditional knowledge of the Chepang people regarding the wild edible and neglected plant species. Similarly,
the proximate nutrient analysis of these plant species could be of great importance to demonstrate the value addition feasibility of these species.
Description, uses, distribution and availability of wild edible plants gathered by this community is a first step towards the understanding and appreciation of the value of these neglected and underutilised forest resources

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