Shaking the ground of shifting cultivation: or why (do) we need alternatives to slash-and-burn?
Introduction: Dramatic fires and smoke haze, destruction of tropical forests, and concerns over biodiversity loss have focused world attention on slash-and-burn practices in tropical regions. Slash-and-burn has most commonly been associated with the practices of small farmers and shifting cultivators, and has been identified as a major cause of tropical deforestation. Agencies such as the World Bank, FAO and others, have directed action programs towards changing livelihood practices and...[Show more]
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