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L’abattage sélectif : une pratique agricole ancestrale au service de la régénération forestière (Selective clearing: Forest regeneration through an ancestral agricultural practice)

Literature: Journal Articles Recursos en Español - Spanish Available at NO COST Ressources en Français - French

Carrière, S.M. 2002. L’abattage sélectif : une pratique agricole ancestrale au service de la régénération forestière. Bois et Forets des Tropiques, vol. 272 no.2, pp. 45-62.

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Species Info

  • Irvingia gabonensis
  • Desbordesia glaucescens
  • Tricoscypha abut
  • Eribroma oblonga
  • Triplochiton scleroxylon
  • Canarium schweinfurthi
  • Myrianthus arboreus
  • Musanga cecropioides
  • Milicia excelsa
  • Ceiba pentandra
  • Terminalia superba
  • Dacryodes edulis
  • Tetrapleura tetraptera
  • Spathodea campanulata
  • Penthaclethra macrophylla
  • Albizia adianthifolia
  • Ricinodendron heudelotii
  • Macaranga sp.
  • Rauvolfia macrophylla
  • Funtumia elastica
  • Zanthoxylum macrophyllum
  • Pycnanthus angolensis
  • Pterocarpus soyauxii  


This article is written in French.

  • The author describes selective clearing of forests in crop fields.
  • She notes the benefits of selective clearing such as increased speed of forest regeneration.
  • Finally, the author contrasts the traditional agricultural practices of the Ntumu people to more destructive and widespread methods.

Geographical Region

  • Central Africa
  • Ecosystems

  • Tropical Wet Forest
  • Country

  • Cameroon
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