Land Use Data for Latitude -16.25 Longitude 48.75

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


Marotandrano Special Reserve

Agricultural Land Uses

Cropped Agriculture with intensive livestock
Sparsely vegetated areas - Mod. intensive pastoralism


Warm Tropics perhumid
Warm Tropics humid




Cereals and cereal products
Rice Paddy

Growing Period (days)

270 to 299
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)
Gleysols (Soils with clear signs of groundwater influence)
Regosols (Other)


Plain or plateau

Slopes (degrees)

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

Population Density (persons per km2)

0 to 2
10 to 50

Infant mortality (per 1000 live births)

75 to 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.