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Earth Institute Research Projects

African Soil Information Service (AFSIS) Phase II

Lead PI: Dr. Markus Walsh

Unit Affiliation: Agriculture & Food Security Center

November 2014 - October 2017
Inactive
Africa ; Ethiopia ; Ghana ; Nigeria ; Tanzania
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: Our mission is to rapidly expand the use of world-class information technology and data science to ensure that Africa’s soil and landscape resources are described, understood and used effectively to raise agricultural productivity and lower ecological footprints as a means of increasing the prosperity of Africa’s communities and nations.

AfSIS works with a wide range of stakeholders to develop demand-driven spatial data and information products and services and helps to build institutions for improving the management of soils and landscapes.