Land Use Data for Latitude -4.25 Longitude 35.25

Area size: .5 degrees latitude by .5 degrees longitude


Southern Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets ecoregion

Agricultural Land Uses

Grasslands - Intensive pastoralism
Cropped Agriculture with intensive livestock
Sparsely vegetated areas - Mod. intensive pastoralism
Open Water - Inland Fisheries


Cool Tropic mixed
Warm Tropics sub-humid
Warm Tropics drylands




Cereals and cereal products

Growing Period (days)

150 to 179
180 to 209
210 to 239

Soil Types

Cambisols (Horizon differentiation in the subsoil evident from changes in structure, colour, clay content or carbonate content)
Leptosols (Shallow soils)
Nitisols (Deep, well-drained, red, tropical soils with a clayey subsurface)
Phaeozems (Dark soils rich in organic matter)
Solonetz (Alkali and sodic)
Vertisols (Heavy clay)


Plain or plateau
Mountain 800-1500 m, slope > 5%
Mountain 1500-2500 m, slope > 2%

Slopes (degrees)

0.5 to 2
2 to 5
5 to 8
8 to 16
16 to 30

Population Density (persons per km2)

2 to 10
50 to 250

Infant mortality (per 1000 live births)

40 to 50

Mineral Extraction

Site Name (Type)Minerals
Hanang ProspectIron, Niobium (Columbium), Phosphorus-Phosphates

Agricultural use data provided by LADA, 2008. "Mapping Land Use Systems at global and regional scales for Land Degradation Assessment Analysis. Version 1.0" Nachtergaele F. & Petri M.
Mineral extraction data provided by USGS Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS), downloaded June 2, 2010.