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An overview of Lagoro IDP camp in Kitgum District, northern Uganda, 20 May 2007. Manoocher Deghati/IRIN
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Kaingin in the Philippines: is it the end of the forest?

July 1997
Anna Lawrence

Shifting cultivation in the Philippines is widely referred to as 'kaingin', but as this paper reported, different communities attached different meanings to the term. The most common local definition was slash-and-burn with no return to forest, and farmers in all areas attributed deforestation to kaingin rather than to commercial logging. Farmers had responded to deforestation by planting or regenerating trees on their lands. The areas with the most secure land tenure had the highest diversity of tree species on farms.


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