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Shallow soil profile of forest land

More fertile and accessible forest lands are first reclaimed for farming. As the land is saturated and so expensive, the farmers reclaim everywhere possible. A myth saying all forest lands are fertile is not true. Some forest lands have much less potential for agriculture due to rocky, shallow, and too steep. The farming could last for 1-2 year farming, and is then abandoned or if lucky sold for other purposes. Rather wasting money, it is much worth to keep those rich biodiversity forests for ecosystem services.

January 2012; Rovieng , Preash Vihear; by Rada Knng
January 2012; Rovieng , Preash Vihear; by Rada Knng

Shallow soil profile of forest land

 

OCT 2015 ; Rattanak Mundol, Battambang ; By RK
OCT 2015 ; Rattanak Mundol, Battambang ; By RK

More fertile and accessible forest lands are first reclaimed for farming. As the land is saturated and expensive, the farmers reclaim everywhere possible. However, some forest lands have less potential for agriculture due to rocks, shallow soil, and steep slope. The farming could last for 1-2 year, and is then abandoned or sold for other purposes. Rather wasting money, it is much worth to keep these rich biodiversity forests for ecosystem services.