Zambia Cropland Data Layers

Zambia cropland data layers help the government foster policies on agriculture

Automated CropLand Data Layer the CDL is a raster, geo-referenced, crop-specific land cover data layer that is created using moderate resolution satellite imagery and extensive agricultural ground truth.

According to the FAO Global Agro-Ecological Zones Zambia has two distinct zones “based on climate, soils, and terrain data that in turn indicates the length of crop growing period.” Zone 5 lying on the northernmost has 180-239 days length of the growing period while Zone 4 immediately below zone 5 has120-179 days

Zambia Cropland Data Layers 1
Based on FAO et al 2012 The United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Global Agro-Ecological Zones (AEZs) and distribution of reference samples repository in Africa continent.

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Author: Beren

Rhade Funashi or Beren is a Zambian blogger involved with a number of projects to make available to internet the surrounding value of data in the region

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