Use of sensitivity analysis to evaluate key factors for improving slash-and-burn cultivation systems on the Eastern Escarpment of Madagascar

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The slash-and-burn pluvial rice cultivation that predominates in the agriculture of the Eastern Escarpment of Madagascar is causing ecological degradation and is aggravating poverty. Study uses sensitivity analysis, which uses existing knowledge to set priorities among key factors associated with a development objective. Key factors in promoting sustainable development were found to be intensification and compact production units of cash crops (fruits and vagetables), irrigated rice, and integrated livestock production. Interventions in land access and marketing were found to be the most important factors in inducing such change. - (SLD)

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Article de périodique

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Mountain research and development, issn : 0276-4741, 2000, vol. 20, n°. 1, p. 32-41, nombre de pages : 10, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 13 ref.

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Pays édition : Japon, Tokyo, United Nations University

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