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Swidden Agriculture

  • In: Green Food: An A-to-Z Guide
  • Edited by: Dustin Mulvaney & Paul Robbins
  • Subject:Environmental Technology, Policy & Management, Environmental Policy

Swidden agriculture—a more expansive form of slash-and-burn agriculture—is a type of shifting cultivation that entails the cutting and drying of all vegetation from a forest patch until fire can properly take hold. Following burning, the resultant ash provides the swidden ...

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