Senegal - Bambey

Site Description

Locations

Senegal - Bambey
Site Extent   Centroid: 14.725210, -16.567357
Top left: 14.819407, -16.660269 Bottom Right: 14.625431, -16.468897

Typical Field Size (Area): Around 200m2

Crop Types: Millet, Groundnuts and Maize

Typical Crop Rotation: Millet and Groundnuts

Crop Calendar: July to the end of October

Climate and weather: Sub-Saharan climate with a wet season from September to November and a dry season from December to August.

Soil Texture: Ferruginous tropical sandy soils (Joor and Deck soils)

Landscape Topology: Low slope, 30 m mean elevation

Soil Drainage Class: Very poorly drained, no irrigation

Irrigation Infrastructure: Wells and forages

Agricultural methods used: Low level mechanization dominated by drought animal and manual labour

Figure 1: Land cover map of Bambey study area

©2015 Joint Experiment for Crop Assessment and Monitoring
© HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN RIGHT OF CANADA SA MAJESTE LA REINE DU CHEF DU CANADA (2015)