Waterlogged Soil (share of 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 waterlogging in soil. (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. "Waterlogged Soil (share of area)." International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC., and University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. Available online at http://harvestchoice.org/node/4971.

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: Drainage, Soils, Top-soil