Agro-ecological zones in the Port-à-Piment watershed
The agro-ecological zones define both the type of main crops harvested and cropping seasons. Within the watershed it is possible to find areas with enough humidity and altitude to plant high value crops such as cocoa and coffee. Likewise, semi-humid areas allow livestock raising and planting of staple crops (beans, maize) as well as fruit trees. In turn, drier areas allow for the planting of staple crops (to a lesser extent than semi-humid areas) as well as for charcoal production and trade.
Map credit: CIESIN, 2010
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