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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1998)

Document title

It's all the mound : fertility management under stationary shifting cultivation in Papua New Guinea Highlands

published at : Special issue on integrating natural and social environmental science

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SILLITOE P. ;

Abstract

Paper combines anthropological research with soil science to investigate the long-held assumption, based mainly on research in Africa and Latin America, the shifting cultivation causes environmental degradation. The Wola highlanders of Papua New Guinea were found to practice a shifting cultivation that improved soil fertility by incorporating compost from short grassy fallow into soil mounds for growing sweet potatoes. - (SLD)

Source

Thematical fascicle

published at : Mountain research and development / ISSN 0276-4741

Editor : United Nations University, Tokyo - JAPON (1981)

Millesime : 1998, vol. 18, no 2 [pp. 123-134]

Bibliographic references : 53 ref.

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 27286

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