High P Fixation (percent or area)

Publishing Details

Map Type: 
Raster Map
percent of area
Publication Date: 
June, 2011
HarvestChoice/International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
SChEF r12.05
Primary Contact: 
Jawoo Koo


Percentage of area with high phosphorus fixation. (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. "High P Fixation (percent or area)." International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC., and University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. Available online at http://harvestchoice.org/node/4961.

Additional Attributes

Lowest Geographic Unit: sub-Saharan Africa
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.
Funding Agency: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Keywords: Soils