slash-and-burn


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slash-and-burn

(slăsh′ənd-bûrn′)
adj.
1. Of or being a form of agriculture in which an area of forest is cleared by cutting and burning and is then planted, usually for several seasons, before being left to return to forest.
2. Drastic or destructive: "The past few years of painful, slash-and-burn expense cutting have made top brokerage executives reluctant to revert to their former, profligate ways" (David Henry).

slash-and-burn

adj
(Agriculture) denoting a short-term method of cultivation in which land is cleared by destroying and burning trees and other vegetation for temporary agricultural use

slash′-and-burn′



adj.
1. of or noting a method of agriculture in the tropics in which vegetation is felled and burned, the land is cultivated for a few years, then abandoned to the forest.
2. unnecessarily destructive or extreme.
[1935–40]
Translations

slash-and-burn

adj slash-and-burn farmingBrandrodung f
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Animal hunting, cogon collection and slash-and-burn (kaingin) farming were the common causes of fires that happened mostly in the dry months, said Alfred Collado, chief of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in the province.
Unlike other pricey traditional alcoholic beverages, potato wine was popular among farmers involved in slash-and-burn agriculture in the eastern province of Gangwon.
The solution is to make slash-and-burn clearing less profitable for farmers, but that requires others to finance new methods and enforcement.
The forest fire in Indonesia is caused by using the illegal slash-and-burn methods to make way for the palm oil and pulp and paper plantations in Sumatra and parts of Borneo.
Over centuries, they had decimated their highlands, so in the 50s and 60s, they migrated to the lowland rainforest and did the same through slash-and-burn agriculture.
Dave Ward, CWU deputy general secretary, said: "Crown post office workers do not agree with management's slash-and-burn approach.
The smog from slash-and-burn agricultural fires on Sumatra island pushed haze levels to a record high in Singapore last week, shrouding residential buildings and downtown skyscrapers.
Singapore's air quality deteriorated to "hazardous" levels late on Wednesday as smoke from slash-and-burn land clearing in Indonesia enveloped the city-state, inflaming tensions between the Southeast Asian neighbours.
In the Peruvian Amazon, most fires are set by people involved in slash-and-burn farming.
JAMBI, Indonesia, Shawwal 15, 1432, Sep 13, 2011, SPA - Officials say smoke from fires set by slash-and-burn farmers has forced the closure of at least one airport in western Indonesia.
The most intriguing aspect to it all is that folks of a certain political stripe within the walls of the State House are pointing to the event as yet another example of the absolutely overwhelming support among New Hampshire voters for their slash-and-burn budget proposals.
The fact is the ruling class is inflicting a slash-and-burn agenda on ordinary working-class people.