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Examining how long fallow swidden systems impact upon livelihood and ecosystem services outcomes compared with alternative land-uses in the uplands of Southeast Asia

Dressler, Wolfram; Wilson, David; Clendenning, Jessica; Cramb, Robert; Mahanty, Sanghamitra (Sango); Lasco, Rodel; Keenan, Rodney; To, Phuc Xuan; Gevana, Dixon


Swidden agriculture or shifting cultivation has been practised in the uplands of Southeast Asia for centuries and is estimated to support up to 500 million people – most of whom are poor, natural resource reliant uplanders. Recently, however, dramatic land-use transformations have generated social, economic and ecological impacts that have affected the extent, practice and outcomes of swidden in the region. While certain socio-ecological trends are clear, how these broader land-use changes...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Development Effectiveness
DOI: 10.1080/19439342.2014.991799


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