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Table 1 Characteristics of the three bio-geographical zones

From: Factors affecting home gardens ownership, diversity and structure: a case study from Benin

  Bio-geographical zones
Parameters Semi-arid Sub-humid Humid zone
Location 9°45’-12°25’ N 7°30’-9°45’ N 6°25’-7°30’ N
Rainfall regime Unimodal Unimodal Bimodal
Rainfall (mm) <1000 900-1110 1200
Temperature (°C) 24-31 25-29 25-29
Relative humidity (%) 18-99 31-98 69-97
Climate type Dry tropical Humid tropical Humid tropical
Density of population†† 33-49 51-162 191-8593
Days of growing season 90-100 180-270 270-365
  1. Adapted from Jahnke and Jahnke [57] Natta et al. 2003; Hijmans et al. 2004; Sinsin et al. [58]. INSAE [59] ††Inhabitant.km−2