Low Population Density Shifting Cultivation • • • • • • • • • Low population density is Shifting Cultivation because; It uses extensive areas of land to support a small number of people. Low output per hectare so cannot support a large population. Each person needs 1000s of hectares to survive- hunting and gathering, cultivation only makes up a small part of their food. Poor soil fertility means that new clearings must be found, however to farm sustainable, long fallow periods are needed to maintain soil fertility. Little labour required High death rates, due to lack of access to healthcare High incidence of disease, tribes a stage 1 of DTM. Difficulty clearing and maintaining plots.