shifting cultivation

shifting cultivation
shifting cultivation noun
A system of cultivating land, in which an area is cleared and farmed until the fertility of the soil is exhausted, then abandoned for a new area
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ˌshifting ˌcultiˈvation 7 [shifting cultivation] noun uncountable (technical)
a way of farming in some tropical countries in which farmers use an area of land until it cannot be used for growing plants any more, then move to a new area of land

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  • Shifting cultivation — Unter Wanderfeldbau oder Wanderwirtschaft (engl. Shifting Cultivation) versteht man verschiedene Formen der Landnutzung, bei welchen Felder für einen bestimmten Zeitraum intensiv genutzt und anschließend aufgegeben werden. Eng mit dem… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • shifting agriculture — ▪ agriculture       system of cultivation that preserves soil fertility by plot (field) rotation, as distinct from crop rotation. In shifting agriculture a plot of land is cleared and cultivated for a short period of time; then it is abandoned… …   Universalium

  • Jhum cultivation — or shifting agriculture used to be practised by the tribal groups in the north eastern states of India like Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Nagaland. Later, that has come to be less practised. This system often involves clearing of a piece of… …   Wikipedia

  • Farming Systems in India — File:Namgyal india 1.jpg Namgyal Monestary Institution India Shubham comprises various farming systems that are strategically utilized, according to the locations where they are most suitable. The farming systems that significantly contribute to… …   Wikipedia

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