Social economic aspects of shifting cultivation

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A broad definition of "shifting cultivation", or more correctly "land rotation cultivation" is adopted under the toms of which various cropping systems in Tanzania and Zambia are examined. While such systems were capable of maintaining sustained yield in the past population pressures and other social and economic factors are leading to their break-down today. One possible outcome of replacing shifting cultivation with a system of villagization and static agriculture can be foreseen by a study of conditions in Botswana where large settled villages have existed for over a century. There is no doubt that the Seminar will produce as main definitions of shifting cultivation as there are participant*, for the purpose of this paper, I as taking Allan's definition (196515) which covers a broad spectrum of cultivation systems. At one extreme, one finds agriculture practised on " permanent" soils which, when climatic conditions are favorable, can sustain yields - and stable habitations by the practice of some systems
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Shifting Cultivation
Fosbrooke, Henry A.(1973).Social economic aspects of shifting cultivation