Discuss how the changes in forest management in the colonial period affected the following groups of people:

1. Shifting cultivators



Answer to be written in the exam:

Shifting Cultivators:

  1. Shifting cultivation was considered harmful to the continued existence of forests by European colonists.

  2. It also prevented them from engaging in commercial wood forestry.

  3. There was always a danger that wildfires would get out of hand and destroy all the valuable wood.

  4. The colonial authority prohibited shifting agriculture as a result, taking these concerns into consideration.

  5. Most of these cultivators were also forced to leave their homes in the forest, and many of them lost their means of subsistence in the process.
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