Land use and water in the Eastern Himalayas: Focus on Mizoram, India

UMN faculty and staff have collaborated with the Mizoram state government and Mizoram University since 2012 on land and water use in northeastern India. Our interdisciplinary team will present research results on aspects of agroforestry, shifting cultivation, farming systems, socioeconomic dimensions, water supply, mycology, horticulture and other areas. 

On Thursday May 28, 2015 to Friday May 29, 2015, a research symposium with Mizoram University visiting faculty and University of Minnesota faculty and staff was held. Below are the presentations and other materials from the symposium (PDF).


Symposium origins, Dr. Karlyn Eckman

Mizoram: An introduction, Laltanpuii Ralte

Agriculture and land use in Nagaland, Samadangla Ao

Changes in shifting cultivation in Mizoram - some preliminary findings, Dr. Karlyn Eckman, et al

Mycology in Mizoram: Current scenario and prospects, John Zothanzama

Bamboo flowering in Mizoram: An ecological Analysis and management of resources, F. Lalnunmawia

Mautam phenomenon: A study of farmer's observations, Dr. Lalnilawma

Sloping Agriculture Changkham Technology: A transformation of Shifting Cultivation in Mizoram, Dr. H. Lalramnghinglova

University of Mizoram faculty in Minnesota

University of Mizoram faculty in Minnesota