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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Growing more maize with a mobile phone

12 September, 2012 by (comments)

If you want to know why Eric Owandu now considers his mobile phone one of the most important tools on his farm, have a look at this article, just published in New Agriculturist. Eric is one of around 1,600 smallholders in Western Kenya currently trialling a new text messaging service, as part of the  CIAT-led Africa Soil Information ServiceRead More …

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