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Explain the following:

  1. Shifting agriculture
  2. Plantation agriculture

Asked by Topperlearning User 25th May 2015, 3:44 PM
Answered by Expert
  1. Shifting agriculture: This type of agriculture is also known as the ‘slash and burn agriculture’. In this kind of cultivation, farmers first cut down the trees and burn them. The ashes of the burnt trees release nutrients into the soil making it fertile. Crops are then cultivated in the cleared area. After a few years of cultivation, the land looses its fertility. The farmers then abandon the land and clear another patch of land for cultivation.
  2. In plantation agriculture, a single crop is grown on a large farm using skilled manual labour and modern and scientific methods of farming.
Answered by Expert 25th May 2015, 5:44 PM
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