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Mayotte: The voluntary bushfires multiply on the island




Brush fires are multiplying on the island of Mayotte, with more than twenty losses registered in recent weeks with the approach of the rainy season.
 
The authorities point the finger at the illegal practice by some farmers in the slash and burn agriculture which promotes land productivity by removing the tedious step of clearing.
 
Slash and burn agriculture is also a serious harm to the environment. And very often under the combined effect of wind, fire initially localized outbreaks can spread quickly, as reported in the online newspaper Mayotte Hebdo.



Assani Badrudin


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