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Traditional knowledge of a northeast community holds answers to the misunderstood practice of shifting cultivation

  • A recent study documents a relatively remote site in northeast India, where the traditional “shifting cultivation” form of agriculture is still practised by the local Adi community.
  • The study offers a different and more holistic perspective on this age-old agricultural form which is often considered unsustainable and ecologically harmful.
  • Ethnopedological information like in the study can be useful for policy making and soil management that can be replicated in other sites with similar soil constraints.