strategy

Stabilizing shifting agriculture

Synonyms:
Evaluating shifting cultivation
Tackling causes of destructive shifting cultivation
Developing alternatives to shifting agriculture
Context:
This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities. Agenda 21 recommends limiting and ultimately halting destructive shifting cultivation by addressing the underlying social and ecological causes.
Claim:
What else can shifting cultivators do for a living that will allow them to exploit their environments on an ecologically-sound, sustained-yield basis, and yet satisfy both their subsistence needs and their market wants? The answer is arboriculture, or tree-crop farming - cultivation of coconuts, bananas, fruit trees, and the like.
Facilitated by:
Coping with soil deficiency
Subjects:
Evaluation
Agriculture
Cultivation
Development
Alternatives
Type Classification:
G: Very Specific strategies