Changing trends of Shifting cultivation and its drivers in Champhai, Northeast India


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Authors

  • Pentile Thong
  • Uttam Kumar Sahoo
  • Rocky Pebam
  • Uttam Thangjam

Keywords:

Logistic regression model, shifting cultivation, socio-economic attribute, spatial data

Abstract

We used the recent available spatial data on the extent of shifting cultivation in Champhai, northeast India from 1999 to 2016. Based on spatial distribution of jhum fields, topography and communities, 45 household were selected for socio-economic and household survey of the jhumias through pre-structured questionnaires. Logistic regression model was then used to analyze the inferential statistics and understand the contribution of the socio-economic condition of the jhumias to the decreasing trend of shifting cultivation. Result showed that jhum field of 1.0 to 2.0 ha was the most prevalent jhum size in the area. Socio-economic factors namely education and occupation significantly contributes to the decreasing trend of
area under shifting cultivation in the district.

Author Biographies

  • Pentile Thong

    Department of Forestry, Mizoram University, Tanhril, Aizawl – 796004

  • Uttam Kumar Sahoo
    Department of Forestry, Mizoram University, Tanhril, Aizawl – 796004
  • Rocky Pebam
    North Eastern Space Applications Centre, Umiam, Meghalaya – 793103
  • Uttam Thangjam
    Department of Forestry, Mizoram University, Tanhril, Aizawl – 796004

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2019-10-24

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2019-10-24

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Changing trends of Shifting cultivation and its drivers in Champhai, Northeast India. (2019). Indian Journal of Hill Farming, 32(1). https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJHF/article/view/94768