SHIFTING CULTIVATION - AN ANCIENT AGRICULTURE MILE STONE


Shifting cultivation is most ancient system of agriculture in which soil fertility is restored by long periods of fallowing rather than by off farm inputs of fertilizers and amendments nutrients are recycled between nature vegetation and crops, ecological balance is maintained by adopting diverse and complex. Shifting cultivation refers to a technique of rotational farming in which land is cleared for cultivation.


Shifting cultivation is an agriculture system in which plots of land are cultivated temporarily with a bonded and allowed to revert to their natural vegetation while the cultivator moves on to other plot. Fallows commonly contain plants to attract birds and animals and are important for hunting. The secondary forests created by shifting cultivation are commonly by richer in plant and animal resources useful to humans than primary forests even though they are much less bio diverse.


  • This method helps to eliminate weeds insects and other germs effecting soil. Shifting cultivation allows for farming in areas with dense vegetation low soil nutrients content, uncontrollable pests.

  • This method helps to eliminate weeds insects and pests.

  • This technique facilitates the natural restoration of soil fertility.


By Team - SPURRING INNOVATORS IN FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

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