What is ‘slash and burn’ agriculture?
- In this agriculture, farmers clear a patch of land and produce cereals and other crops to sustain their families.
- When the soil fertility decreases, the farmers shift and clear a fresh patch of land for cultivation.
- This type of shifting allows nature to replenish the fertility of the soil through natural processes.
Land productivity in this type of agriculture is low, as the farmers do not use fertilisers or any modern inputs.