The Mizoram Government has launched an ambitious Rs 2,873 crore new land use policy to solve food scarcity by moving away from shifting cultivation to permanent farming.

Fire plays important role in shaping ecosystem structure and function. Depending upon the complex effects of fire, it can have either beneficial or harmful effects. In this article, we briefly review the potential of satellite remote sensing data for mapping and monitoring vegetation fires.

Biomass burning is an essential part of slash-and-burn (S&B) agriculture, which is widely practiced as an important food production system in the tropical mountains of southeast Asia.S&B agriculture used to be sustainable and carbon neutral; CO2 emissions by biomass burning were balanced with photosynthetic biomass growth and land use was stable.

KOHIMA, Dec 15: The Minister for the Development of the North-Eastern Region (DoNER) BK Handique today called upon the policy planners and farmers of the Northeast to adopt fusion of traditional practices and modern technologies to make agriculture sustainable in the region.

Handique pointed out that the agricultural practices continued in the region basing on knowledge and wisdom of various co

Shifting cultivation is an indigenous farming practice prevalent in forested highland communities of the Eastern Himalayas. Kanchenjunga Conservation Area (KCA) is a part of Eastern Himalayan landscape. KCA is a community managed area occupying 2,035 sq. km in Taplejung district in eastern Nepal. It is one of the

Aizawl, Aug 12: A total of 20.64 per cent of Mizoram has been identified as degraded land due to jhumming or slash and burn method of shifting cultivation, which was alarming, according to official findings.

The Hill Area Development Program (HADP) has been introduced by the Government of India to initiate socio economic development in the hill areas of India since the inception of the Fifth Five Year Plan.

Agartala, June 28: Tripura Forest Minister Jitendra Chowdhury has expressed deep concern over degradation of forest land due to shifting cultivation (Jhum) over the years and revealed that Manipur has emerged as the worst-affected State, followed by Nagaland, Mizoram and Tripura.

This paper considers the relationship between the historical emergence of colonial forestry institutions in forest areas of Andhra Pradesh and the chronic poverty of people living there.

DIMAPUR, May 23: Governor of Nagaland Nikhil Kumar has called upon the Nagaland Forest Department to draw up a concerted plan for maintaining ecology and preserving the bio-diversity of the State.