Preindustrial forms of intensive culivation are essentially
labour intensive and follow a primary strategy of concentrating human
labour input on a given acre of farmland. While a wide variety of systems have been recorded, most depend upon either
irrigation works or animal-drawn plowing.
The main features of preindustrial patterns of intenstive agriculture are:
1.intensive use of labour in relation to
2.modification of the natural environment to increase land productivity
3.creation of capital works and capital goods
4.use of fertilizers
6.permanent cultivation of farm plots
Dani agriculture involves
intensive cultivation based on irrigation.