By Henry N. Houérou
Protecting a space of over a hundred thirty million km2 spanning the Mediterranean, equator and tropics, the African continent contains a striking geographic variety. therefore, it's characterized by way of super variable climatic, edaphic and ecological stipulations, linked to quite a lot of average crops and flora and fauna, in addition to human inhabitants density, vegetation and cattle. during this booklet, Henry Le Hou?rou offers his bioclimatic and biogeographic category of Africa. The huge info give you the foundation for comparisons among numerous African areas, and with areas on different continents equivalent to Latin the USA or the Indian subcontinent. the implications represent a rational foundation for nationwide, local and sub-regional rural improvement making plans, and for agricultural examine facing facets comparable to plant and animal introductions, the extrapolation or interpolation of experimental or developmental findings, and ecosystems dynamics. attainable difficulties of purposes also are tested.