Land Use Data for Latitude -24.75 Longitude 46.75

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


Andohahela National Park: Parcel I
Andohahela National Park: Parcel I
Andohahela National Park: Parcel II
Réserve Naturelle Intégrale d'Andohahela
Tsitongambarika Classified Forest and surrounding areas

Agricultural Land Uses

Forestry - Pastoralism if moderate or higher
Forestry - Plantations
Grasslands - Mod. intensive pastoralism
Grasslands - Intensive pastoralism
Sparsely vegetated areas - Extensive pastoralism
Sparsely vegetated areas - Mod. intensive pastoralism


Cool Tropic mixed
Warm Tropics perhumid
Warm Tropics humid




Bananas (also in forestry plantations)

Growing Period (days)

300 to 329
330 to 359

Soil Types

Cambisols (Horizon differentiation in the subsoil evident from changes in structure, colour, clay content or carbonate content)
Ferralsols (Red and yellow tropical soils with a high content of sesquioxides)
Regosols (Other)


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

Slopes (degrees)

2 to 5
5 to 8
8 to 16
16 to 30
30 to 45
above 45

Population Density (persons per km2)

2 to 10
10 to 50

Infant mortality (per 1000 live births)

75 to 100
above 100

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.