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Table 2 Areas cultivated under flood recession agriculture at seven wetlands showing the maximum possible cultivated area and actual areas in 1999/2000 and 2000/2001

From: What value for pastoral livelihoods? An economic valuation of development alternatives for ephemeral wetlands in eastern Mauritania

Wetland Max no. of fields Average field size (ha) Max cultivatable area (ha) No. of fields cultivated 1999/2000 Area cultivated 1999/2000 (ha) No. of fields cultivated 2000/2001 Area cultivated 2000/2001 (ha)
Boichiche 60 1.17 70 32 37 37 43
Tali 200 1.28 256 3 4 0 0
Sawana 700 2.65 1,855 180 477 0 0
Chlim 75 1.66 125 9 15 0 0
Goungel 300 2.75 825 50 138 39 107
Leweija 3,000 0.68 2,040 250 170 500 340