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.