eeds are present in every agro-climatic zone in India, with particularly high density in mountainous areas where deforestation and land degradation are prevalent. These weeds pose a significant threat to local socio-ecology and therefore, their control is critical. Interventions to control Lantana and Eupatorium weeds are especially effective when they are community-driven and can be applied in all regions.
In mountain regions where deforestation and land degradation are common, weeds have become a significant problem. Their proliferation poses a threat to local socio-ecology and thus, it is crucial to take action to control them. Interventions targeting Lantana and Eupatorium weeds are particularly effective when they involve the community. These efforts are important for two reasons: to address the growing problem of Lantana and Eupatorium, and to provide employment opportunities for the tribal community.
300 women from Sonitpur and Kamrup district in Assam participated and learned how to create handicrafts using weeds.