Slash-and-burn technique Salva Boix, Paco Xu, Roberto Gonzalez, Kathryn Gray & Daniela Macario

What is Slash and burn farming?

Aftermath of Slash & Burn
Slash and burn cycle

What environmental impact does this technique have?

  • Deforestation
  • Habitat loss
  • Climate change
  • Health problems
  • Soil and water quality

Is it a succesful technique?

  • The idea of this technique is to clean the forests, to have land for producing crops
  • There are a lot of areas affected by this technique but most of them are poor
  • Even if it affects the envorinment it helps a lot the poor people that are in the forests
Mainly occupied by companies

Do MEDC's have the right to criticise this farming technique?

Bibliography

Alina Bradford (2015, March 4th) “Deforestation; Facts, Causes & Effects” Inquiry done on 17th of January 2017, in http://www.livescience.com/27692-deforestation.html

Gleb Raygorodetsky (2016, March 6th) “These Farmers Slash and Burn Forests - But in a Good Way” Inquiry done on 20th of January 2017, in http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/03/160303-thailand-farmers-slash-and-burn-forests-climate-environment/

Ned Wi (2015, August 9th) “Deforestation Inspirational Video” Inquiry done on 23rd of January 2017, in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVYFLMxWJAg

National Geographic, These Farmers Slash and Burn forests- But in a Good way. Inquiry done in 19 of January 2017 in (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/03/160303-thailand-farmers-slash-and-burn-forests-climate-environment/)

SciDevNet, Slash and Burn 'improves tropical forest biodiversity'. Inquiry done in 21 of January 2017 in (http://m.scidev.net/global/biodiversity/news/slash-and-burn-improves-tropical-forest-biodiversity--1.html)

Become Ecologically Friendly, Slash and Burn Agriculture, researched in 23/1/17. Link: http://be-eco-friendly.blogspot.com.es/2011/04/slash-and-burn-agriculture.html

Slash and Burn Agriculture, Ecologic Development Fund. Inquiry done in 21/1/17 in ( http://www.ecologic.org/actions-issues/challenges/slash-burn-agriculture /)

Deforestation, National Geographic, researched made in 19/1/17. Link: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/deforestation/

- http://www.rainforestsaver.org/what-slash-and-burn-farming search the 9/1/17. Tittle: What is slash and burn farming. By saver 2012 Scottish registered charity 2012. Updated 14.01.2017

http://www.life.umd.edu/biology/dudashlab/Docs%20for%20CPS/Presenations/Catipon-Slash%20and%20Burn.ppt search the 9/1/17 photo

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