Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Africa soil mapping

The launch in Nairobi on January 13th of the the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) 's effort to produce a detailed digital soil map for 42 African countries has been widely covered in the news media. The African Soil Information Service, or AfSIS, will use remote sensing data to make up-to-date assessments of soil properties to help farmers and agricultural experts identify the best options for sustainably improving crop production through better soil management. The project is part of the GlobalSoilMap work by the International Union of Soil Sciences. In HOORC's Library, you can find Digital soil mapping with limited data, and Soils of the Okavango Delta by G. J. Staring.

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