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This forestry note will examine the local technical knowledge (LTK) of the traditional swiddener and how it is utilized for natural resource management in the humid tropics.  Starting with a review of the environment of the humid tropics and the problems of natural resource management in the region, the note will go on to an analysis of shifting cultivation as a natural resource management strategy for the tropics.

Publication Details

  • Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,
  • Dewey Decimal: 301.329
  • ECHO Library: 301.329 FAO