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WHAT DOES SLASH-AND-BURN MEAN IN ENGLISH?
Slash-and-burn is an agricultural technique that involves the cutting and burning of trees and plants in forests or woodlands to create fields. It is subsistence agriculture that typically uses little technology or other tools. It is typically part of shifting cultivation agriculture, and of transhumance livestock herding. Old terms for slash-and-burn in English include assarting, swidden, and fire-fallow cultivation. Today the term slash-and-burn is mainly associated with tropical rain forests. Slash-and-burn techniques are used by between 200 and 500 million people worldwide. In 2004 it was estimated that, in Brazil alone, 500,000 small farmers each cleared an average of one hectare of forest per year. The technique is not sustainable beyond a certain population density because, without the trees, the soil quality soon becomes too poor to support crops. The farmers have to move on to virgin forest and repeat the process. Methods such as Inga alley farming have been proposed as an alternative to this ecological destruction.
Definition of slash-and-burn in the English dictionary
The definition of slash-and-burn in the dictionary is denoting a short-term method of cultivation in which land is cleared by destroying and burning trees and other vegetation for temporary agricultural use.
The translations of slash-and-burn from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «slash-and-burn» in English.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SLASH-AND-BURN» OVER TIME
The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «slash-and-burn» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «slash-and-burn» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.
Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about slash-and-burn
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SLASH-AND-BURN»
Discover the use of slash-and-burn in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to slash-and-burn and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
Slash-and-Burn Agriculture: The Search for Alternatives
The problem and approach; Thematic research; Site-specific alternatives to slash-and-burn agriculture; National perspectives; Cross-site comparisons and conclusions.
Cheryl Ann Palm, Stephen A. Vosti, Pedro A. Sanchez, 2013
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Matt Hilton, 2011
From Slash-and-burn to Replanting: Green Revolutions in the ...
Sustainability. of. Slash-and-Burn. Although some smallholders still try to clear
forest to grow paddy, most upland paddy growers generally depend on the fallow
system. In Malinau they even manage to shorten the fallow duration to only three
François Ruf, Frederic Lançon, 2004
SlashandBurn: A Dr. Siri Mystery Set in Laos
2. MEANWHILE, IN METRO MANILA Nino Sebastian had done very nicely for
himself out of his stint with Air America. He'd lived frugally, made a little extra here
and there by selling things that weren't exactly his to sell, and unlike the Romeos
Colin Cotterill, 2011
Slash-and-burn Rice Systems in the Hills of Northern Lao ...
The present government policies give high priority to reducing the area under
slash-and-burn agriculture and thereby limiting farmers' access to land. These
efforts, combined with rapid population growth, have resulted in shorter fallow
W. Roder, 2001
Slashand Char as Alternative to SlashandBurn: Soil ...
The agricultural produces charcoal out of fallow vegetation instead of converting it to carbon dioxide through burning. Slash and char improves soil quality by transferring organic carbon into recalcitrant soil organic matter pools.
Global Climate Change and Tropical Ecosystems
Slash-and-Burn. Effects. on. Carbon. Stocks. in. the. Humid. Tropics. P.L. Woomer
, C.A. Palm, J. Alegre, C. Castilla, D.G. Cordeiro, K. Hairiah, J. Kotto-Same, A.
Moukam, A. Riese, V. Rodrigues and M. van Noordwijk I. Introduction The relative
John M. Kimble, Bobby A. Stewart, 1999
Introduction to Cultural Ecology
All peoples and cultures face environmental issues—but as this accessible text shows, how they respond to such issues varies widely around the world and across human history.
Mark Q. Sutton, E. N. Anderson, 2013
Rainforest Ecosystems of East Kalimantan: El Niño, Drought, ...
17.1. Introduction. Slash-and burn agriculture is one of the major causes of forest
degradation in the tropics and is widespread in Kalimantan (Spencer 1 966,
Kartawinata et al. 1 98 1 ). In the interior of East Kalimantan, some secondary
Edi Guhardja, 2000
Soil Quality and Agricultural Sustainability
One fertile example is that of a slash-and-burn community in Indonesia that is
harnessing new conservation tillage technology. Shifting Cultivators Use
Herbicides to Manipulate Fallow Vegetation South Kalimantan has one of the
largest areas ...
R. Lal, 1998
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SLASH-AND-BURN»
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A Resounding Message From Scotland: Break the 'Cozy Consensus …
A Resounding Message From Scotland: Break the 'Cozy Consensus' Around 'Slash-and-Burn Austerity'. American progressives can learn a lot from the new ... «The Nation., May 15»