(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1999)

Document title

Effects of swidden cultivation, state policies, and customary institutions on land cover in a Hani Village, Yunnan, China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

XU J. ; FOX J. ; LU X. ; PODGER N. ; LEISZ S. ; AI X. ;


A study of 1965 air photographs and 1993 satellite imagery for Hani village of Mengsong showed that swidden cultivation did not nead to permanent forest loss, but to a conversion of relatively homogeneous secondary closed-canopy forest into a more heterogeneous land cover of different stages of forest succession. After farmers allowed (in 1979 Household Responsability System) to make their own decisions on swidden/fallow/forest use, they decreased land farmed and intensified farming. - (SLD)


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 1999, vol. 19, no2 [pp. 123-132]

Bibliographic references : 35 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




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