Economic and Ecological Implications of Shifting Cultivation in Mizoram, India

  • Vishwambhar Prasad Sati

Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Also part of the Environmental Science book sub series (ENVSCIENCE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Vishwambhar Prasad Sati
    Pages 1-13
  3. Vishwambhar Prasad Sati
    Pages 15-40
  4. Vishwambhar Prasad Sati
    Pages 41-55
  5. Vishwambhar Prasad Sati
    Pages 57-80
  6. Vishwambhar Prasad Sati
    Pages 81-92
  7. Vishwambhar Prasad Sati
    Pages 93-107
  8. Vishwambhar Prasad Sati
    Pages 109-122
  9. Vishwambhar Prasad Sati
    Pages 123-128
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 129-149

About this book


This book presents the first empirically tested, comprehensive study on shifting cultivation in Mizoram. Shifting cultivation is a unique and centuries-old practice carried out by the people of Mizoram in Northeast India. Today, it is a non-economic activity as it does not produce sufficient crops, and as a result, the area under shifting cultivation is decreasing. Such cultivation leads to the burning and degradation of vast areas of forestland and therefore has adverse impacts on the floral and faunal resources. This book is a valuable resource for government workers, policymakers, academics, farmers and those who are directly or indirectly associated with practical farming, or with framing and implementing policies. It is equally important to master’s and Ph.D. students of geography, resource management, development, and environmental studies who are involved in research and development.


Shifting Cultivation Permanent Agriculture Economic Impacts Ecological Impacts Mizoram

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geography and Resource ManagementMizoram University (A Central University)AizawlIndia

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