Menz sheep Soil similarity in Ethiopia
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Layal Atassi, Chandrashekhar Biradar, Joram Mwacharo, Aynalem Haile. (31/12/2018). Menz sheep Soil similarity in Ethiopia [Spatial (raster)].
This map was prepared for Livestock and fish CRP project for Mapping breeds to appropriate production environments: a case study of Ethiopian indigenous sheep and goats. Menz sheep Soil similarity in Ethiopia at 30 arc-second (about 1 km) resolution. Soil similarity was assessed by comparing the composition of the soil association within the breed distribution areas with the soil composition of each land pixel. The soil composition of both the breed distribution areas and areas outside was obtained from the Digital Soil Map of the World (1995) using the soil classification established by FAO for this map (1974). As the legend for this map is a very complex one, containing more than 100 classes, the soils have been regrouped into broad soil management groups, which have similar properties in terms of soil management.