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Table 4 Comparison of earnings per hectare from flood recession cultivation of sorghum and vegetable gardening (based on UM market prices in 1999)

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

1999/2000 Earnings from vegetable production Earnings from flood recession sorghum Area of vegetable cultivation Area of flood recession sorghum cultivation Production per hectare of vegetables Production per hectare of sorghum
Wetland UM UM ha ha UM/ha UM/ha
Goungel 235,000 3,516,240 0.36 138 652,778 25,480
Tali 162,400 79,040 0.78 4 208,205 19,760
Sawana 0 52,243,425 0 477 0 109,525
Chlim 23,600 269,100 0.33 15 71,515 17,940
Boichiche 30,000 365,560 1.15 37 26,087 9,880