REBOOTING THE VALUE OF TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE IN SCIENTIFIC FRUIT FARMINGJinto James, J., S. Senthilkumar and S. Manivannan
India is a hub of traditional knowledge that existed through experiences and shifting practices over generations. Over the past few decades, it has been advanced in fruit farming with its productivity and marketing aspects, but in present scenario, it has been facing several hurdles with the progress. It raises several queries in mind over the reliability of concepts with modern fruit farming over long-term sustainability, strategy as a solution for numerous problems in cropping programme etc. Additionally, it was observed that even modern fruit farming methods render solutions to overcome the demand fluctuations with growing populations, the stability remains to be doubtful and lacks ensured values. Hence, in this content, it enforces horticulturalists to seek on the past traditional value from the roots of the farming histories to realize the importance of traditional farming systems with the approach of integrating latest technological advancements into the system. Current situations in present horticulture world enact the farmers to adopt a hand-in-hand approaches so that the traditional systems may promote hand-in-hand with modern technology and we can come to a better solution for the long-term sustainable fruit farming model. In the current review, the essentiality of traditional farming practices and their importance of bringing back traditional knowledge into the modern system of fruit farming are discussed.