Degradation of cultivated land systems

Other Names:
Breakdown of established agricultural systems
Decline of traditional land use practices

Traditional systems of agriculture, forestry and pastoral land use, which have been in place for centuries, are being broken down by a variety of factors, including: low population density due to rural depopulation, the "green revolution" and inappropriate changes in agriculture, change in long-standing land practices and habits forced upon small peasant and tribal communities by environmental stress of many forms, and political discouragement of traditional styles of extensive land use, such as ranching.

Related Problems:
Shortage of firewood
Problem Type:
C: Cross-sectoral problems
Date of last update
04.04.2016 – 18:21 CEST