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Shifting Agriculture and Sustainable Development: A Case Study in North Eastern India

Series: Man and the Biosphere Volume: 10

By: PS Ramakrishnan

550 pages, Illus

Parthenon Publishing

Hardback | Dec 1992 | #17807 | ISBN: 1850703833
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Conservation and Sustainable Development are two sides of the same coin. An integrated approach involving these two concepts demands satisfying basic human needs, equity with social justice and maintenance of social, cultural and biological diversity as well as the ecological integrity of the sytem. This case study, based in North East India, is an in-depth analysis of the integrated approach.


Agroecosystem and village ecosystem function; cropping and yield patterns and energy budget under jhum; ecological and econmic efficiencies of other landuse systems; village ecosystem function of traditional societies; weed potential in agroecosystems and their management; soil fertility patterns and nutrient budget under jhum and other land uses; secondary successional patterns and processes; vegetation dynamics in jhum fallows; nutrient cycling in jhum fallows; early successional weeds and their strategies; shrub and tree growth strategies and architecture; management implications; jhum and rain forest ecosystem redcevelopment; conservation linked with sustainable development.

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