Skip to main content

Table 1 Suitability levels of the six parameters

From: Suitability analysis for rice growing sites using a multicriteria evaluation and GIS approach in great Mwea region, Kenya

Scale Topography Humidity Temperature Soil PH Soil texture Soil drainage
Very low suitability 60–100% < 15 < 18 < 4.0 Sand E-excessively drained
Low suitability 30 – 60% 15 – 25 > 35 > 8.4 Sandy loam S-somewhat excessively drained
Moderately low suitability 15 – 30% 25 - 40 19 - 18 4.0 – 5.0 Silt loam V-very poorly drained
Moderate suitability 8 – 15% 40 - 50 34 - 35 7.8 – 8.4 Loam W-well drained
Moderately high suitability 5 – 8% 50 - 65 21 - 20 5.1 – 5.5 Silty clay M-moderately well drained
High suitability 2 – 5% 65 - 80 31 - 33 7.4 – 7.8 Clay loam P- poorly drained
Very high suitability 0 - 2% > 80 22 - 30 5.6 – 7.3 clay I-imperfectly drained