This submission argues that shifting cultivation does not cause significant environmental harm and that state interventions aiming to restrict or eradicate shifting cultivation have had serious negative consequences for the affected indigenous communities. The authors argue that shifting cultivation is not a major contributor to deforestation; that it contributes to biodiversity enhancement; and that the carbon sequestration capacity of shifting cultivation is higher than that of other forms of land use.

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Field Value
Document type Advocacy and promotional materials
Language of document
  • English
  • Agricultural processing
  • Agriculture
  • Climate change
  • Ethnic minorities and indigenous people
  • Ethnic minorities and indigenous people policy and rights
  • Mitigation
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Viet Nam
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Thailand
  • Myanmar
  • China
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Lakpa Nuri Sherpa, Joan Carling, Christian Erni,

Author (individual) Sherpa, Lakpa Nuri
Co-author (individual) Carling, Joan; Erni, Christian
Publisher Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP); International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)
Pagination 12 p.
Date uploaded June 13, 2015, 01:10 (UTC)
Date modified August 22, 2015, 02:48 (UTC)