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  1. This report is one of a series detailing results from the Alternatives to Slash-and-Burn Agriculture Research Programme which seeks to reconcile agricultural production and development with mitigation of the adverse local and global environmental effects of deforestation.
  2. The present set of papers is the result of an expert consulation on the subject of improving traditional farming systems of the tropics. The object of the meeint was to provide guidelines for future activities and policy decisions.
  3. Abstract, BioScience, 2000 Shifting cultivation, or swidden farming, is often held to be the principle driving force for deforestation in tropical Asia (Myers 1993). National governments in Southeast Asia, notably in Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam, have been inclined to blame...
  4. Key Resource 2007-05-25 This handbook of locally based agricultural practices brings together the best of science and farmer experimentation, vividly illustrating the enormous diversity of shifting cultivation systems as well as the power of human ingenuity. Environmentalists have tended to disparage shifting...