Land Use Data for Latitude -18.75 Longitude 48.75

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


Madagascar lowland forests ecoregion
Mantadia National Park and Analamazaotra Special Reserve

Agricultural Land Uses

Forestry - Agro forestry
Forestry - Plantations
Rainfed agriculture (Subsistence/Commercial)


Cool Tropic mixed
Warm Tropics perhumid




Bananas (also in forestry plantations)
Cereals and cereal products
Coffee Green
Coffee Green (also in forestry plantations)
Rice Paddy
Stimulant crops

Growing Period (days)

330 to 359
above 360

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)


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

Slopes (degrees)

0.5 to 2
5 to 8
8 to 16
16 to 30
30 to 45

Population Density (persons per km2)

2 to 10
10 to 50

Infant mortality (per 1000 live births)

75 to 100

Mineral Extraction

Site Name (Type)Minerals
Sahamamy (Surface)Graphite

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.