Kericho, home to the large tea plantations of the Kenyan highlands
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW
11 April 2022
at 15:56:43 UTC
16 May 2022
at 07:46:21 UTC
19 August 2022
at 07:46:19 UTC
Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France -
Land, plateau, highlands, rain-fed agriculture, Kenya, African Rift Valley
Fig. 1 - S2 (06.04.2022) - Kericho County is located in the highlands west of the Kenyan Rift Valley, on the edge of the Mau Forest.
Fig. 2 - S2 (19.08.2022) - Kericho has a temperature range between 10-29°C and yearly rainfall of 2125 mm.
The county has rainy seasons April to June and October to December. The rainfalls are being highest in central part of county where they plant tea. A good number of rivers emanate from the county.
Fig. 3 - COP-DEM - Kericho County slopes gently from 2500 m to ~1800 m above the sea level.
Fig. 4 - S2 (16.05.2022) - Kericho is considered to be home to the best of Kenyan tea. It has contiguous tea plantations up to ~240km².
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Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2023, processed by VisioTerra.
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