shifting cultivation


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shifting cultivation

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(Agriculture) a land-use system, esp in tropical Africa, in which a tract of land is cultivated until its fertility diminishes, when it is abandoned until this is restored naturally
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shifting cultivation

nagricoltura itinerante
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The findings show that shifting cultivation and pastoralism had already affected more than 40% of Earth's land area by 4,000 years ago.
"If Forest Department officials come to take over your Podu (form of shifting cultivation) lands and plant sapling, stop them.
But shifting cultivation patterns around is politically problematic.
The report noted that forest resources were ravaged faster in areas with high population density and where shifting cultivation have not been effectively stopped.
At 76, he has now shifted the blame to the 'system.' The man is an expert at shifting cultivation of blames.
Land-use change from native secondary forest to agriculture (settled and shifting cultivation) has a high impact on soil C loss since secondary forests act as potential C sinks (Chan et al.
'In the last six years, [a large chunk] of the forest has been lost to charcoal and shifting cultivation. A fresh survey is required to confirm how much of it is left.
Culturally akin to the Hamar and Banna peoples and speaking virtually the same South Omotic language, the Bashada are a more or less independent society that distinguishes itself from its neighbours and survives through a combination of livestock herding (mainly goats), shifting cultivation, pottery production and hunting and gathering.
The target population is smallholder farmers who depend on rain-fed agriculture and a shifting cultivation system known as 'jhum'for their livelihoods, IFAD stated.
With respect to shifting cultivation and annual industrial crops (corn, cassava, beans, and peanuts) and grassland crops, C values are equal to 0.21.
These latter included shifting cultivation, travelling to work outside one's district of residence, the exclusion of Chinese and other itinerant traders from the region, and rendering illegal any travel out of the district without a travel pass.