What is shifting cultivation?
Shifting cultivation is an agricultural system in which a person uses a piece of land to abandon or alter the initial use a short time later. Shifting cultivation is an example of arable, subsistence and extensive farming. It is the traditional form of agriculture in the rainforest.
- It provides a straightforward and high-speed method of the preparation of the land for agriculture.
- In the shifting cultivation, the growth of the crops will start fast, and sometimes only it will get ready for the harvest.
- In the shifting of the cultivation, there is no fear or danger for the flood and the animals that destroy the crops.