Slash-and-Burn Agriculture

Slash-and-Burn Agriculture

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Credit: JACQUES JANGOUX/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Slash-and-burn agriculture practiced by Indians of the Guyana Highlands in Venezuela. Young boys are shown here cutting and setting fire to the forest to cultivate it; the ashes provide a good fertilizer for the soil.

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Keywords: agriculture, banana tree, botany, boy, burn, burning, clear, clearing, cultivate, cultivation, cut, cutting, environment, farming, fertilize, fertilizer, fire, flames, forest, forestry, guiana highlands, guyana highlands, indian, indigenous, labor, laborer, land use, slash and burn, slash-and burn, smoke, venezuela

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