I am a farmer in the Sahel region of Africa. I am a pastoral nomadism farmer. This is a form of subsistence agriculture (farming to eat). The word pastoral means sheep herding. Pastoral nomads mainly depend on animals rather than crops for survival. This is why we own pastures, a land used for grazing animals. Some pastoral nomads practice transhumance, which is seasonal migration of livestock between mountains and lowland pasture areas.
My name is Mike Johnson. I am a farmer in a LDC, or less developed country, and work with shifting cultivation. This type of agriculture is especially used in tropical Africa, in which an area of ground is cleared of vegetation and cultivated for a few years and then abandoned until its fertility is restored.
This type of agriculture is using tools to take land and fertilize the soil by burning it. This will maintain the fertility of the soil, and allow more harvests one this one piece of land.
I am a farmer in an LDC, and I farm wet rice. To prepare the field we work on, we first must plow it, then we can flood it. The water used to do this is collected from rainfall, river overflow, or irrigation.
The flooded field is called a sawah in Indonesia, and a paddy by Europeans and North Americans.