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Shifting cultivators

Katherine Warner

Shifting cultivators

local technical knowledge and natural resource management in the humid tropics

by Katherine Warner

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Published by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Crop production,
  • Shifting cultivation -- Tropics.,
  • Agricultural resources -- Tropics -- Management.,
  • Resource management,
  • Agriculture -- Tropics

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Katherine Warner.
    SeriesCommunity forestry note -- 8.
    ContributionsFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 80 p. :
    Number of Pages80
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15193803M

      Exciting news for those of you who still wish to contribute their unique findings on farmer innovations and best practices in swidden systems: The deadline for submitting papers to be published in the volume “Farmer Innovations and Best Practices by Shifting Cultivators in Asia-Pacific” has been extended to July 1, A trilogy of books has been designed as a sequel to the highly. Seminar on the Socio-Economic Problems of the Shifting Cultivation in North-East India with Special Reference to Meghalaya ( Shillong, India). Shifting cultivation in North East India. Shillong: North East India Council for Social Science Research, [pref. ] (OCoLC) Material Type: Conference publication: Document Type: Book.

    Recent environmental historians have explored how shifting cultivators and foragers were seen negatively by the colonial era administration, as they were in earlier epochs, as ‘primitives’ in need of conversion and absorption into a settled plains farming way of life (Guha, , Skaria, , Pratap, ).These regions have been interpreted in some classic archaeological syntheses as Cited by:   The authors discuss common trends in shifting cultivation across the eastern Himalayas, which span six countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, and Nepal. They point out that policy lessons can be learned and exchanged at the regional and global levels by taking a hard look at changes needed to improve shifting cultivation.

    Slash-and-burn, shifting cultivation, or swidden cultivation has been an important part of agricultural systems and rural livelihoods in mountainous regions of Laos and Southeast Asia for : Miles Kenney-Lazar.   This book brings together the best of science and farmer experimentation, vividly illustrating the enormous diversity of shifting cultivation systems as well as the power of human ingenuity. Some critics have tended to disparage shifting cultivation (sometimes called 'swidden cultivation' or 'slash-and-burn agriculture') as unsustainable due to.


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Some critics have tended to disparage shifting cultivation (sometimes called 'swidden Shifting cultivators book or 'slash-and-burn agriculture') as unsustainable due to its supposed Shifting cultivators book in deforestation and land degradation.5/5(1).

Shifting cultivators, particularly very poor section, meet their subsistence both from shifting cultivation and forests. For this reasons sometimes over extraction may also occur in some forests.

As they are struggling for surviving to satisfy their minimum requirement, many of them do not understand about land deterioration and environmental degradation from shifting : Md. Mustainur Rahman. Shifting cultivation supports around million people in the Asia-Pacific region alone.

It is often regarded as a primitive and inefficient form of agriculture that destroys forests, causes soil erosion and robs lowland areas of water. These misconceptions and their policy implications need to be challenged. Shifting Cultivation Policies book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for : Malcolm Cairns.

Shifting cultivation is one of the oldest forms of subsistence agriculture and is still practised by millions of poor people in the tropics. Typically it involves clearing land (often forest) for the growing of crops for a few years, and then moving on to new sites, leaving the earlier ground fallow to regain its soil fertility.

This book brings together the best of science and farmer. Shifting cultivation is a type of cultivation in which an area is cultivated temporarily for a period of time which differs from place to place and then abandoned for some time so that it restores nutrients in the plot naturally.

This is very essential for the fertility of the land. It is a primitive method of cultivation which was practiced in the Neolithic period, f to 3, B.C.

Shifting cultivation, livelihood and food security. New and old challenges for indigenous peoples in Asia. Published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and International Work Group For Indigenous Affairs and Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Bangkok, Shifting Cultivation, Livelihood and Food Security.

shifting cultivation in one way or another. The current climate change discourse has taken the debate on shifting cultivation to another, a global level, reinforcing existing prejudices, laws and programs with little concern for the people affected by them.

Now, shifting cultivation is bad because it causes carbon emission and thusFile Size: 1MB. Shifting cultivation, sometimes called swidden or slash and burn, is commonly found throughout the Amazon and other tropical regions worldwide.

Shifting cultivation systems are designed to adapt to the soil and climatic characteristics of the Amazon basin- low. Shifting Cultivation Shifting cultivation is the most ancient system of agriculture in which soil fertility is restored by long periods of fallowing rather than by off-farm inputs of fertilizers and amendments, nutrients are recycled between natural vegetation and crops, and ecological balance is maintained by adopting diverse and complex cropping systems rather than monoculture.

Shifting cultivator synonyms, Shifting cultivator pronunciation, Shifting cultivator translation, English dictionary definition of Shifting cultivator.

n 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. Shifting cultivation is an agricultural system in which plots of land are cultivated temporarily, then abandoned and allowed to revert to their natural vegetation while the cultivator moves on to another plot.

The period of cultivation is usually terminated when the soil shows signs of exhaustion or, more commonly, when the field is overrun by weeds. Book announcement & Call for papers, Farmer Innovations and Best Practices by Shifting Cultivators in Asia-Pacific Malcolm Cairns and his team are bringing to a logical conclusion what promises to be the world’s leading collection of scientific works on the practice of shifting cultivation.

This became particularly evident when Hurtt et al. included shifting cultivation in a global harmonization of land use states and transitions from past to future: they found only one (hand-drawn) global map of shifting cultivation, in a book on economic geography dating from At the same time, shifting cultivation was one of the most Cited by: forest villages to control shifting cultivators and to establish teak plantations employing the villagers (Boonkird et.

al, ). In Laos, sedentary farming is encouraged in shifting cultivation areas and shifting cultivators are allowed to grow, and harvest teak 3 and the perennial fruit trees they grow (Roder et.

al, ). Shifting Cultivation in Southeastern Asia, Volume 19 shifting private ownership procedures production regeneration regions residence rice ritualism season sector seed seed-planted crops shifting-cultivator significant simple culture social structure soil southern and eastern specific staple sweet potatoes systems of About Google Books.

Shifting cultivators: local technical knowledge and natural resource management in the humid tropics Author: Katherine Warner ; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

This book brings together the best of science and farmer experimentation, vividly illustrating the enormous diversity of shifting cultivation systems as well as the power of human ingenuity.

Some critics have tended to disparage shifting cultivation (sometimes called 'swidden cultivation' or 'slash-and-burn agriculture') as unsustainable due to Format: Paperback.

Some were jhum cultivators • Jhum cultivation is another name of shifting cultivation. • The cultivators cut the treetops to allow sunlight to reach the ground, and burnt the vegetation on the land to clear it for cultivation.

• They spread the ash from the firing, which contained potash, to. Shifting Cultivation Policies by Malcolm Cairns,available at Book Depository with free delivery : Malcolm Cairns.

Learn Shifting Cultivation with free interactive flashcards. Choose from 30 different sets of Shifting Cultivation flashcards on Quizlet. Shifting versus shifted cultivators. In the first sentence of their fine article “Shifting Cultivation: A New Old Paradigm for Managing Tropical Forests” (BioScience –), Fox et al.

assert that I believe that “Shifting cultivation, or swidden farming, is often held to be the principal driving force for deforestation in tropical Asia.”Cited by: 3.Shifting cultivation is an indigenous farming practice prevalent in forested highland communities of the Eastern Himalayas.

Kanchenjunga Conservation Area (KCA) is a part of Eastern Himalayan landscape. KCA is a community managed area this book will be extensively used both by researchers and practitioners to manage.