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Table 4 Land use/land cover (LULC) classes and number of established plots

From: The relevance of using in situ carbon and nitrogen data and satellite images to assess aboveground carbon and nitrogen stocks for supporting national REDD + programmes in Africa

LUCa/LULC Area (ha) Percentage (%) in the basin Area sampled (ha) Number of established plots
Forestland
 Riparian forest and woodland 320.40 1.66 0.81 9
 Savannah Woodland 5447.79 28.29 2.43 27
 Shrub Savannah 4241.88 22.03 5.04 56
Grassland
 Savannah Grassland 96.48 0.50 3.06 34
Cropland
 Cropland and Fallow (Agricultural land) 8031.15 41.70 7.20 80
Settlement
 Settlement 486.72 2.53 8.00 8
Others land use
 Agroforestry 20.70 0.11 0.26 13
 Plantation 16.74 0.09 0.46 23
  1. NB: Agroforestry and plantation were identified as potential mitigation strategies to climate change. We therefore discriminated them from cropland. Percentage values do not add up to 100% since the basin also includes water bodies, roads and bare land that were not included in the table