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Pygmy Chopping Down Forest for Garden..As the forest diminishes, more and more, Pygmies are used by Bantus to chop down their own forests to make way for gardens.  This is near the town of Bandisende.  They cut the tree from platforms so they don't have to hack through the buttressed roots.  Slash and burn agriculture then happens around all the stumps. ..
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Pygmy Chopping Down Forest for Garden..As the forest diminishes, more and more, Pygmies are used by Bantus to chop down their own forests to make way for gardens. This is near the town of Bandisende. They cut the tree from platforms so they don't have to hack through the buttressed roots. Slash and burn agriculture then happens around all the stumps. ..
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