Shifting Cultivation

Shifting cultivation is a variety of agriculture or a cultivation system, by which, at any particular opportunity, a minority of ‘fields’ will be in cultivation and a majority are in different stages of natural re-growth. Shifting cultivation is an agricultural system in which plots of land are cultivated quickly, then abandoned and permitted to revert to the natural vegetation as you move the cultivator moves on another plot. The period of cultivation is terminated when the soil shows indications of exhaustion, more commonly, if field is overrun simply by weeds.