AP Human Geography : Conservation Efforts

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Conservation Efforts

The primary advantage of slash-and-burn agriculture is that __________.

Possible Answers:

it allows for extremely profitable cultivation in tropical climates

it is environmentally friendly and sufficiently profitable

it allows for sustainable farming in relatively small tropical societies

it allows for extremely profitable cultivation in temperate climates

All of these answers are correct.

Correct answer:

it allows for sustainable farming in relatively small tropical societies

Explanation:

The primary advantage of “slash-and-burn” agriculture is that it allows for somewhat sustainable farming in relatively small tropical societies. The soil in many tropical climates is relatively weak in nutrients and so must be constantly recycled. Through a controlled system of “slash-and-burn” agriculture tropical soil is given enough time to recover and tropical vegetation is allowed the opportunity to regrow.

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