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Shifting agriculture in Asia: Implications for environmental conservation and sustainable livelihood

  • Rambo, A. T.

This volume which is likely to be of interest primarily to specialists on the northeastern hill region of India, is a conference proceedings masquerading as a book.  It presents a diverse collection of 33 chapters; most are focused on spome aspect of shifting cultivation, but some deal only with forests or homegardens. Three-quarters of the chapters are about India; three of them on Yunnan, China; two cover Laos; and one each discusses Burma and northern Thailand.  A concluding chapter examines some key problems relating to shifting cultivation.

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    Reviewed: K.G Saxena, Luohui Liang, Kanok Rerkasem. Dehra Dun, India. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh. 2007. In Mountain Research and Development 30(1):56-57. http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.1659/mrd.mm062