The other name of shifting cultivation is the slash and burn method.
Native peoples of the Amazon basin have practised traditional shifting cultivation, which combines farming with forested habitats. Shifting cultivation, sometimes called swidden or slash and burn, is commonly found throughout the Amazon and other tropical regions worldwide.
- In shifting agriculture, after two or three years of producing vegetable and grain crops on cleared land, the migrants abandon it for another plot
- . Shifting cultivation is an example of arable, subsistence and extensive farming.