One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A form of agriculture, used especially in tropical Africa, in which an area of ground is cleared of vegetation and cultivated for a few years and then abandoned for a new area until its fertility has been naturally restored.
- ‘They depend on shifting agriculture, complemented by animal husbandry, hunting, fishing, and gathering for their livelihood.’
- ‘They practise shifting cultivation, periodically clearing the forest to grow millet, maize and pulses.’
- ‘This thinly populated area has 237 villages of which 205 have settlements and the remaining are abandoned due to shifting cultivation habit among the tribals.’
- ‘Many slash-and-burn farmers are in a rapid transition from shifting cultivation to settled hill-rice agriculture and even to intensive farming.’
- ‘Australian aboriginal people never practiced agriculture, so did not cut the rainforest for shifting cultivation, as occurs in rainforests in many other tropical regions.’
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