@Slash-and-Burn Agriculture - Shifting Cultivation, Problems Of Tropical Deforestation

@Slash-and-Burn Agriculture - Shifting Cultivation, Problems Of Tropical Deforestation

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Slash-and-Burn Agriculture - Shifting Cultivation, Problems Of Tropical Deforestation http://science.jrank.org/pages/6172/Slash- Burn-Agriculture.html Ads by Google Latest Environmental News The most current environmental news from the best sources www.TheDiGigliaReport.com Measure Forest Carbon REDD Projects. Free Trial. ClarkLabs.org/Applications/REDD Big Lands in Brazil Largest Lands in Brazil For Sale Farms, Forestry, Ethanol, Biodiesel www.BigLandsBrazil.com Organic Farming Learn how to farm organically Books, magazine on crops, livestock www.acresusa.com Slash-and-burn is an agricultural system used in tropical countries, in which a forest is cut, the debris is burned, and the land is then used to grow crops . Slash-and-burn conversions are relatively stable and long-term in nature, and they are the leading cause of tropical deforestation . Usually, some type of slash-and-burn system is used when extensive areas of tropical forest are converted into large scale, industrial agriculture, usually intended to supply commodities for an export market, rather than for local use. The slash-and-burn system is also widely used by individual, poor farmers when they develop agricultural land for subsistence farming and to supply cash goods to a local market. The poor farmers operate on a smaller scale, but there are many such people, so that huge areas are ultimately affected. Slash-and-burn agriculture often follows soon after the natural tropical forest has been commercially logged, mostly because the network of logging roads that is constructed allows access to the otherwise almost impenetrable forest interior. Slash-and-burn agriculture may also be facilitated by government agencies, through the construction of roads that are specifically intended to help poor, landless people convert the forest into agricultural land. In other cases, slash-and-burn occurs in the absence of logging and planned roads, as a rapidly creeping
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2011 for the course ACC. C-090786 taught by Professor Prof.bantua during the Spring '10 term at Xavier - Ateneo de Cagayan.

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