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Cover for Shifting cultivation policies: balancing environmental and social sustainability.

This book is a compilation of policy analyses on shifting cultivation throughout South and Southeast Asia. It is hoped that the availability of these analyses of past and present policies will help governments to formulate better informed policies towards shifting cultivation, that will ultimately...

Author(s)
Cairns, M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Figments of fire and forest: shifting cultivation policy in the Philippines and Indonesia.

This chapter first presents two images portraying daily life on the forest frontier in two different countries (Philippines and Indonesia). The stories reveal rapidly changing land-use patterns, social networks and livelihood strategies. They tell of two people confronted with complex and...

Author(s)
Ploeg, J. van der; Persoon, G. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The viability of swidden agriculture and its uncertain role in REDD+.

The first part of this chapter summarizes how swiddening, also called shifting agriculture and slash-and-burn agriculture, may still be a viable and relevant form of livelihood and food production in some locations and situations, particularly in Southeast Asia. In many parts of the world, shifting ...

Author(s)
Ziegler, A. D.; Borstein, D.; Yuen JiaQi
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Involving all local stakeholders and holders of land-use rights in REDD+: indigenous people and/or local communities in Indonesia.

This chapter is a short version of an analysis of indigeneity in the context of Indonesia, an archipelago of nearly 18 000 islands, rich in ethnic diversity, languages and religions, and with a complex pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial history. Recent efforts to reduce emissions from...

Author(s)
Royer, S. de; Visser, L. E.; Noordwijk, M. van; Galudra, G.; Pradhan, U.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Swidden agriculture and sloping land conversion in China's Dulong Valley: impact and adaptation.

The implementation of the Sloping Land Conversion Programme (SLCP) has converted the traditional swidden agriculture practiced in Dulong Valley, Yunnan, China. This chapter discusses the negative impacts of the SLCP on agricultural land use and agrobiodiversity, livelihoods and ethnic culture in...

Author(s)
Shen ShiCai; Li DiYu; Zhang FuDou; Xu GaoFeng; Wilkes, A.; Yin Lun; Jin GuiMei
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Policies on shifting cultivation in the countries of the eastern Himalayas.

This chapter reviews government policies in the countries of the eastern Himalayas and how they have affected shifting cultivation. The policies, implementation, and outcomes in individual countries are presented first, followed by a discussion of gaps and weaknesses across the region and some...

Author(s)
Phuntsho, K.; Rawat, G. S.; Rasul, G.; Wu Ning
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for State land policies and shifting cultivation in Odisha, India.

This chapter examines the processes through which hill slopes customarily used by ethnic communities in Odisha for shifting cultivation were taken over by the state as forest lands or revenue wastelands through deliberate policies aimed at bringing shifting cultivation to an end. The chapter covers ...

Author(s)
Kundan Kumar
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for 'Your land is needed': the fundamental reason behind the sedentarization of shifting cultivators.

Deforestion is one of the most commonly heard official reasons behind policies for the sedentarization of shifting cultivators in Southeast Asia. But this chapter points out that attempts to correlate the map of deforestation and that of traditional swidden agriculture have not been conclusive. On...

Author(s)
Koninck, R. de; Pham Thanh Hai
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The effects of commercial agriculture and swidden-field privatization in southern Laos.

This chapter examines the effects of the Lao government's policy to eliminate or stabilize swidden farming and its promotion of the conversion of swiddens to monoculture cash crops, such as rubber, grown in plantations. It is concluded that the privatization of swidden land by rubber plantations in ...

Author(s)
Srikham, W.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Top-down or bottom-up? The role of the government and local institutions in regulating shifting cultivation in the Upper Siang district, eastern Himalaya, India.

This chapter presents a review of Indian policies and schemes regarding shifting cultivation and also explores the regulation of shifting cultivation by local institutions. Also presented is a case study of the shifting cultivation system of Bomdo village, in the Upper Siang district of central...

Author(s)
Karthik Teegalapalli; Aparajita Datta
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter

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