Shifting cultivation and sustainable agriculture in East Malaysia: A longitudinal case study

Cramb R.A. (1993) Shifting cultivation and sustainable agriculture in East Malaysia: A longitudinal case study. Agricultural Systems, 42 3: 209-226. doi:10.1016/0308-521X(93)90055-7


Author Cramb R.A.
Title Shifting cultivation and sustainable agriculture in East Malaysia: A longitudinal case study
Journal name Agricultural Systems   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0308-521X
Publication date 1993-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0308-521X(93)90055-7
Volume 42
Issue 3
Start page 209
End page 226
Total pages 18
Subject 1102 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology
2300 Environmental Science
1900 Earth and Planetary Sciences
Abstract This paper examines the sustainability of shifting cultivation in Sarawak, East Malaysia, through a case study of the responses of two villages to demographic and economic forces during the period from 1979-1980 to 1988-1989. It is concluded that the farming system of which shifting cultivation is a part (which includes perennial cash crops) is sustainable in two senses: it is resilient to exogenous disturbances; it exhibits a non-negative trend in output. Shifting cultivation makes an important contribution to the overall stability and sustainability of the farming system and should be evaluated on this basis.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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