Breaking new ground – mapping soil in Africa

30 July, 2013 by (comments)

In 2009, a group of scientists in Africa embarked on the Africa Soil Information System (AfSIS) project. Their goal: to fill a gap that has hampered scientific progress and agricultural and economic development in Africa for years – detailed information about African soils. Four years, more than 350 partners and 17,000 soil samples later, they’ve done just that –Read More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Soils, Soils website

Global Soil Map could transform agriculture

20 August, 2009 by (comments)

An ambitious new project to digitally map soils all over the world could transform agriculture. An article in the journal Science, describes how the GlobalSoilMap.net (GSM) initiative could help tackle pressing problems such as food insecurity, climate change and environmental degradation worldwide. The initiative follows the launch of African Soil Information Service (AfSIS) earlier this year, which will useRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Agro-ecology and Economics @en, Regions