Krishi Kisan

Shifting Agriculture

Shifting Agriculture

  • In this type of agriculture, first of all a piece of forest land is cleared by felling trees and burning of trunks and branches.
  • After the land is cleared, crops are grown for two to three years and then the land is abandoned as the fertility of the soil decreases.
  • The farmers then move to new areas and the process is repeated.
  • Dry paddy, maize, millets and vegetables are the crops commonly grown in this type of farming.

soil erosion caused by it, when soils are not under cultivation.