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The possible choices to decrease and Burn (ASB) consortium was once shaped in 1992 via a gaggle of involved nationwide and overseas learn associations to deal with the worldwide and native matters linked to this kind of agriculture. With contributions from scientists, economists, ecologists, and anthropologists, this e-book synthesizes the 1st decade of ASB's paintings. It assesses the environmental, fiscal, and social impression of deforestation and the desires of small-scale farmers who depend upon slash-and-burn agriculture for his or her livelihood.

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