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Title: From slash-and-burn to sustainability : a study from the Chittagong Hill tracts of Bangladesh
Authors: Monayem, M.A.
Fakhrul Islam, S.M.
Bellamy, Rufus
Keywords: AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES
SOIL RESOURCES
RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
FRUIT TREES
COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS
BANGLADESH
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: SANDEE, Kathmandu, NP
Series/Report no.: SANDEE policy brief / South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics; no. 23-07
Abstract: In Bangladesh many rural hill communities are in trouble because their traditional ‘slash and burn’ agriculture is becoming increasingly unsustainable. Farmers in these communities have to farm more intensively and this is causing a whole host of environmental and social problems. This challenge is not limited to this region, but is being experienced by traditional farmers across the developing world. To help find a solution to this crucial problem, a new SANDEE study looks at the economic and social feasibility of replacing shifting cultivation in the hill district of Khagrachari with settled agriculture and new soil conservation techniques based around orchard growing.
Description: This policy brief is based on SANDEE working paper no. 24 -07, "Shifting cultivation and its alternatives In Bangladesh : productivity, risk and discount rates"
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/38969
Project Number: 102580
Project Title: South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE)
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2000-2009 / Années 2000-2009
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