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slash-and-burn agriculture / swidden agriculture / Fallowing [URGENT]

Portuguese translation: cultura sobre queimada / agricultura itinerante

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English term or phrase:slash-and-burn agriculture / swidden agriculture
Portuguese translation:cultura sobre queimada / agricultura itinerante
Entered by: Dr Manuel Delgado
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04:44 May 20, 2001
English to Portuguese translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: slash-and-burn agriculture / swidden agriculture / Fallowing [URGENT]
Does anyone know the exact translation of these words? (the context is a political text):

- “Slash and burn”, or swidden agriculture is a system widely used in many areas of East Timor, and is possibly at present the most widespread agricultural production system. The main characteristic of the system is the rotation of fields in a cycle of cropping and fallowing. The soil normally shows decreasing fertility over the cropping period, but soil fertility is subsequently restored through vegetative re-growth over the fallow period. Lately, swidden agriculture has also been recognised as a weed control strategy. In many places the tilling period is determined by weed susceptibility rather than loss of soil fertility. This means that the field is laid fallow when the amount of weeds becomes too high and fallowing is thereby an alternative to pesticide use for weed control.

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Susana
Suzana
slash and burn agriculture - cultura sobre queimada, swidden agriculture - agricultura itinerante
Explanation:
A method of cultivation in which several crop years are followed by several fallow years with the land not under management during the fallow. The shifting cultivation may involve shifts around a permanent homestead or village site, or the entire living area may shift location as the fields for cultivation are moved.*a
OBS*(Slash-and-burn is a) type of shifting cultivation in high rainfall areas where bush or tree growth occurs during the fallow period. The fallow growth is cleared by cutting and burning.*a
OBS*Swidden "cultivation" is a term popular with anthropologists, "swidden" referring to the clearings made by shifting cultivators.
Swidden é uma forma dialectal, provavelmente do Norueguês Antigo
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Dr Manuel Delgado
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Summary of answers provided
naslash and burn agriculture - cultura sobre queimada, swidden agriculture - agricultura itinerante
Dr Manuel Delgado
nacolheita e queimada
Silvio Picinini
nadeixar em pousio (fallowing)/coivara (swidden agriculture)Albert Golub


  

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deixar em pousio (fallowing)/coivara (swidden agriculture)


Explanation:
from yahoo brazil
hope it helps

Albert Golub
Local time: 12:26
Native speaker of: French
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1 day 8 hrs
colheita e queimada


Explanation:
para slash and burn
fallowing é arar sem semear
e o tal do swidden é particípio de que?

Boa sorte

Silvio Picinini
United States
Local time: 03:26
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1 day 20 hrs
slash and burn agriculture - cultura sobre queimada, swidden agriculture - agricultura itinerante


Explanation:
A method of cultivation in which several crop years are followed by several fallow years with the land not under management during the fallow. The shifting cultivation may involve shifts around a permanent homestead or village site, or the entire living area may shift location as the fields for cultivation are moved.*a
OBS*(Slash-and-burn is a) type of shifting cultivation in high rainfall areas where bush or tree growth occurs during the fallow period. The fallow growth is cleared by cutting and burning.*a
OBS*Swidden "cultivation" is a term popular with anthropologists, "swidden" referring to the clearings made by shifting cultivators.
Swidden é uma forma dialectal, provavelmente do Norueguês Antigo


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Dr Manuel Delgado
Brazil
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PRO pts in pair: 120
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