Agricultural Transformations in Shifting Cultivation Areas of North-east India: Implications for Land Management, Gender, and Institutions (2012)

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The common perception on shifting cultivation is that the practice is subsistence, economically unviable, and environmentally destructive. Governments across the world have, therefore, encouraged settled agricultural practices such as wet rice cultivation, horticulture, and cash crops as alternatives to replace shifting cultivation, and in the process, strived to promote economic development of communities practising such agriculture, thus facilitating their inclusion within the folds of mainstream economic development.
Year: 2012
Language: English
In: Social Exclusion and Adverse Inclusion: Development and Deprivation of Adivasis in India / Dev Nathan, Virginius Xaxa (eds) 237-258