drought, water management, aridity, Togo, evapotranspiration, agriculture
Drought can severely affect agricultural production potential, destroying the local economy and creating famine. Data were collected (1990 to 2014) from the Meteorological Department of Togo. Reference evapotranspiration (ETo) varied with two peaks obtained on March 28 (5.84mm) and on November 17 (4.87mm). There was water deficit in all years except 2005 and 2007. Also, there was non-significant increasing trend of aridity index (AI). Specific actions should target efficient water management in Atakpame.
Environmental Indicators and Impact Assessment | Environmental Monitoring | Hydrology | Meteorology | Water Resource Management
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Koudahe, Komlan, "Trend of Thornthwaite's Aridity Index (AI) at Atakpame (Togo)" (2020). English Language Institute. 93.
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