True or False: Shifting agriculture involves growing a single crop on a large area. 




Shifting agriculture does not involve growing a single crop on a large area . Shifting agriculture is a system of cultivation that involves:

  • Clearing and cultivating a small plot of land for a short period of time, usually by using slash-and-burn methods.
  • Abandoning the plot when the soil fertility declines or the weeds increase, and moving on to another plot.
  • Allowing the abandoned plot to regenerate naturally by lying fallow for a long period of time, usually several years.
  • Rotating the cultivation and fallow cycles among different plots of land.
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