Land Use Data for Latitude -17.75 Longitude 48.75

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


Rainforests of the Atsinanana
Réserve Naturelle Intégrale de Zahamena
Zahamena National Park

Agricultural Land Uses

Forestry - Pastoralism if moderate or higher
Forestry - Plantations
Grasslands - Extensive pastoralism
Grasslands - Mod. intensive pastoralism
Rainfed agriculture (Subsistence/Commercial)
Cropped Agriculture with mod. intensive livestock
Mixture crops- moderate livestock and large scale irrigation
Sparsely vegetated areas - Extensive pastoralism
Sparsely vegetated areas - Mod. intensive pastoralism
Open Water - Inland Fisheries


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

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)
Histosols (Peat and muck soils)


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

Slopes (degrees)

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

Population Density (persons per km2)

0 to 2
2 to 10
10 to 50
50 to 250

Infant mortality (per 1000 live births)

75 to 100

Mineral Extraction

Site Name (Type)Minerals
Ambolotarabe, MadagascarNickel
Fito (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.