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Table 4 Soil types area coverage and level of erodibility classes in relation to soil type erodibility (K-factor)

From: Rural households’ livelihood vulnerability to climate variability and extremes: a livelihood zone-based approach in the Northeastern Highlands of Ethiopia

Soil types Covered area Average soil erodibility (K-factor) a* Level of erodibility classes
Cambisols 11836 (70%) 0.20 Moderate
Leptosols 2177 (13%) 0.20 Moderate
Regosols 1489 (9%) 0.23 High
Vertisols 963 (6%) 0.15 Low
Xerosols 401 (2%) 0.30 High
Fluvisols 3 (0.02%) 0.23 High
Nitisols 49 (0.2%) 0.25 High
  1. Note: a* is the soil erodibility (K-factor) in Hurni et al. (2015), and Gelagay and Minale (2016)