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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 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 Misinterpreting the uplands of Vietnam: how government policies and maps lead to a misunderstanding of swidden and its associated livelihood systems.

This chapter examines the negative views of swidden/fallow cultivation systems across Southeast Asia and in Vietnam. As well as having a negative view of swidden/fallow as a farming system, the Vietnamese government does not recognize it as a land-use system, so it is not recognized on official...

Author(s)
Leisz, S. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Changing patterns of shifting cultivation in Timor-Leste.

This chapter discusses the changing patterns of shifting cultivation in Timor-Leste or East Timor, which is continuously affected by 'push-pull' factors. The people of Timor-Leste and their traditional way of life were largely unaffected by the policies and actions of the colonial administration....

Author(s)
McArthur, H. J.; Friday, J. B.; Jones, M. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Policy-driven changes in Lisu swiddening: social organization as adaptation to a new economy.

This chapter describes the experience of the Doi Sam Muen Highland Development Project which was successful in reducing swiddening and opium cultivation in a cluster of Lisu villages in Thailand. This success can be attributed to participatory development, particularly participatory land-use...

Author(s)
Gillogly, K.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Vietnam's 'renovation' policies: impacts on upland communities and sustainable forest management.

This chapter examines the impacts of the Vietnamese government's 'renovation' policies (known as 'doi moi') on upland people's livelihoods and forest management. It is revealed that the doi moi process in upland regions is not meeting the government's objectives in improving local livelihoods and...

Author(s)
Tran Thi Thu Ha; Pham Van Dien
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Lessons learned in Northern Thailand: twenty years of implementation of highland agricultural development and natural resource management projects.

This chapter describes how the processes of community participation (including participatory extension) were field tested and became an integral part of two major agricultural development projects and one natural resource management project in the highlands of northern Thailand. The projects were...

Author(s)
Hoare, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Putting upland agriculture on the map: the TABI experience in Laos.

The Agro-Biodiversity Initiative of Lao PDR (TABI) has advanced a multi-step strategy and developed concrete approaches and tools to contribute to more evidence-based, realistic, inclusive and effective resource planning and monitoring of forest and land use in the uplands. It is a long-term...

Author(s)
Heinimann, A.; Flint, C.; Bernhard, R.; Hett, C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Policies that transform shifting cultivation practices: linking multi-stakeholder and participatory processes with knowledge and innovations.

This chapter reflects upon and analyses available information on shifting cultivation in the highlands of Asia, from the perspectives of evolving policy debate, implementation experiences and ongoing local innovations. It is argued that overall, the legislation, policies and programmes of national...

Author(s)
Karki, M. B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Codification of customary communal tenure of upland shifting cultivation communities in Myanmar.

This chapter is based on an anthropological land-governance study and action research conducted among upland communities in northern Chin state (Hakha township) and northern Shan state (Lashio township) in Myanmar in 2013 and 2014, in order to understand the communal tenure of their shifting...

Author(s)
Andersen, K. E.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter

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