African Soils Information Service

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Because knowledge about the condition and trend of African soils is highly fragmented and dated, there is an urgent need for accurate, up-to-date, and spatially referenced soil information to support agriculture in Africa. This coincides with developments in technologies that allow for accurate collection and prediction of soil properties. The Globally Integrated Africa Soil Information Service (AfSIS) is a large-scale, research-based project to develop a practical, timely, and cost-effective soil health surveillance service to map soil conditions, set a baseline for monitoring changes, develop global standards and methodologies, and provide options for improved soil and land management in Africa.  In addition to accessing AfSIS data features, the website maintains a library of publications and links by AfSIS and affiliated researchers.

Region of Coverage: 
Africa Wide