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?


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Gleb Raygorodetsky (2016, March 6th) “These Farmers Slash and Burn Forests - But in a Good Way” Inquiry done on 20th of January 2017, in

Ned Wi (2015, August 9th) “Deforestation Inspirational Video” Inquiry done on 23rd of January 2017, in

National Geographic, These Farmers Slash and Burn forests- But in a Good way. Inquiry done in 19 of January 2017 in (

SciDevNet, Slash and Burn 'improves tropical forest biodiversity'. Inquiry done in 21 of January 2017 in (

Become Ecologically Friendly, Slash and Burn Agriculture, researched in 23/1/17. Link:

Slash and Burn Agriculture, Ecologic Development Fund. Inquiry done in 21/1/17 in ( /)

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

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