L-09 Land Suitability Assessment of the Juba and Shabelle
This report describes physical land suitability for rainfed agriculture, irrigated agriculture, extensive grazing (pastoralism) and forestry in the Juba and Shabelle riverine areas. Land suitability is presented in the form of tables, maps and narratives for specific types of land use defined by individual crops, grazing animals or forestry species. This report also gives details of the Somalia Automated Land Evaluation System (SOMALES), which is an application of the FAO Framework for Land Evaluation and ALES software for Somalia. The report is useful in guiding policy decisions on land use planning.
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