Loam in topsoil (percent of area)
HarvestChoice/International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Percentage of area with loam in topsoil. (aggregation type: WGHTD)
Data Sources & Credits
Sanchez, P.A., Palm, C.A., Buol, S.W. 2003. Fertility capability soil classification system: A tool to assess soil quality in the tropics. Geoderma 114:157-185.
Inland white colored areas other than water bodies indicate where no soil data is available, including primarily rocks and salts.
HarvestChoice, 2011. "Loam in topsoil (percent of area)." International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC., and University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. Available online at http://harvestchoice.org/node/5192.
Geographic Coverage: West Africa, East & Central Africa, Southern Africa
Format/Platform: Data available for download in CSV format. Spatial data layer may be explored using MAPPR and downloaded in geoTIFF and ASCII raster formats.