Zabo is an indigenous FS practiced in Nagaland, which has a combination of forest, agriculture and animal husbandry with well- founded conservation base, soil erosion control, water resources development' and management and preservation of. The system is also called as 'ruza'. The place of origin of Zabo FS seems to be Kikruma village located at an altitude of 1,270 m in Phek districtof Nagaland inhabited by Chakesang tribe. Rice is the staple food of the Chakesang tribe. ‘Zabo' meaning impounding water. The Zabo FS comprises of protected forest land on hilltop, well planned water harvesting tank at the middle and cattle yard and rice fields towards foothills. In case, a suitable location for water storage is not available, the run off water from the upper catchment is taken directly to rice fields which act as water source for rice crop. Special technique for seepage controlling the plots is followed, which include thorough puddling and use of paddy husks on shoulder bunds. In Zabo FS, all the agricultural operations like hoeing, puddling, ramming in rice fields are done manually with small hand tools, wooden sticks etc., which are time consuming and labour intensive. The seed rate is 60 kg/ha and transplanting time is June. The variety is grown at a spacing of 12 x 12 cm and two irrigations from the storage point (as supplement) maintaining 10 cm water depth in terraces are applied. The yield of the rice variety is about 3-4 tlha. Most of the farmers practice paddy-cum-fish culture technique as in Apatani FS and derive about 50-60 kg of fish per ha as an additional output. This system of farming is common on individually owned land of about 2.5 ha area. The various components of Zabo FS are Forest land, Water harvesting system, Cattle shed and Agriculture land.