Making a Living
to clear an old field of secondary forest. By leaving this field fallow
for a few years, you've allowed vegetation to grow back. Now, slashing and
burning this field will release the nutrients from this vegetation into
the soil. You can continue this cycle for years, but eventually you must
let this field lay fallow for a decade or two.
At that time, you may have to clear some primary forest for your crops.
Would you like
to learn more about the crops or animals that
To choose a different
section of land to clear, return to the previous page.