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Jhum or shifting cultivation is still prevalent in many of the mountain communities in Northeast India. While this farming method has been widely argued as environmentally destructive and economically unviable, there is a need to view the system in its entirety-where it means much more than just an agricultural method for the communities. Government approaches that have tried to manage Jhum cultivation have invariably tried to replace it with settled agriculture. Has this approach worked well or opened a new box of worms for the communities? In the wake of climate change, does Jhum farming offer new ways of adaptation to these challenges? Read more http://www.indiawaterportal.org/articles/shifting-cultivation-changing-climate