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  1. Slash-and-burn

    Slash-and-burn is an agricultural technique which involves cutting and burning of forests or woodlands to create fields. It is subsistence agriculture that typically uses little technology or other tools. It is typically part of shifting cultivation agriculture, and of transhumance livestock herding. Older English terms for slash-and-burn include assarting, swidden, and fire-fallow cultivation. Today the term "slash-and-burn" is mainly associated with tropical rain forests. Slash-and-burn techniques are used by between 200 and 500 million people worldwide. In 2004 it was estimated that, in Brazil alone, 500,000 small farmers were each clearing an average of one hectare of forest per year. The technique is not sustainable beyond a certain population density because, without the trees, the soil quality soon becomes too poor to support crops. The farmers have to move on to a virgin forest and repeat the process. Methods such as Inga alley farming have been proposed as an alternative to this ecological destruction.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of slash-and-burn in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of slash-and-burn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of slash-and-burn in a Sentence

  1. Martin Cheek:

    We very much appreciated the support Leo gave us in campaigning to protect Ebo last year so it seemed fitting to honour him in this way, naming a species unique only to Ebo Forest, after him, had the logging concession gone ahead, we would have likely lost this species to timber extraction and slash and burn agriculture that usually follows logging concessions.

  2. Nikki Haley:

    I don't believe in the slash-and-burn approach. You know, as a governor you could never do that. That's not effective, i do think there are times where you can withhold dues. I don't think you should slash and cut across-the-board because I don't think that will accomplish the goal.

  3. Finance Minister Joe Ceci:

    The first option is to slash and burn vital programs that Alberta families count on, and that's the wrong path, instead we will carefully maintain spending, ensuring we are spending every tax dollar wisely while helping Albertans weather this storm.

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