Land Use Data for Latitude -15.75 Longitude 35.75

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


Mount Mulanje
Mount Mulanje Forest Reserve
Mount Mulanje Forest Reserve

Agricultural Land Uses

Forestry - Pastoralism if moderate or higher
Grasslands - Extensive pastoralism
Rainfed agriculture (Subsistence/Commercial)
Agriculture in protected areas
Sparsely vegetated areas - Mod. intensive pastoralism


Warm Tropics sub-humid
Warm Tropics drylands




Bananas (also in forestry plantations)
Beans Dry
Cereals and cereal products
Coffee Green (also in forestry plantations)
Grain (dried)

Growing Period (days)

150 to 179
180 to 209

Soil Types

Arenosols (Sandy)
Fluvisols (Soils developed in alluvial deposits)
Ferralsols (Red and yellow tropical soils with a high content of sesquioxides)
Nitisols (Deep, well-drained, red, tropical soils with a clayey subsurface)
Phaeozems (Dark soils rich in organic matter)
Vertisols (Heavy clay)


Plain or plateau

Slopes (degrees)

0.5 to 2
2 to 5

Population Density (persons per km2)

2 to 10
10 to 50
50 to 250
above 250

Infant mortality (per 1000 live births)

above 100

Mineral Extraction

Site Name (Type)Minerals
Mokanji Mountain (Surface)Aluminum

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.