Africa Soil Information Service (AfSIS) Phase II

Project Timeframe:
Dec 2014 to Dec 2018

Related country(s)

Ethiopia, Nigeria , Tanzania

USD $2,301,371


Columbia Global Center in Eastern & Southern Africa - CGC Africa, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation


Agriculture and Food Security Center (AgCenter) | Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) | International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) | ISRIC – World Soil Information

The Africa Soil Information Service (AfSIS) Phase 2 project’s information products and services aim to increase smallholder farmer (SHF) productivity and to promote national policy changes through capacity development, enhanced awareness and the provision of information toward more sustainable agricultural production with a particular emphasis on soil health. This project is expected to increase the returns on public investments in agriculture and sustainable agricultural production growth by informing research programs, decision makers and development practitioners about opportunities and constraints for increasing agricultural production and sustaining other ecosystem services at different geographical scales ranging from individual fields to the entire African continent. The main outputs of the project will assist national programs in at least four African countries (Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria and Tanzania) to transition to modern agricultural research and data collection practices that are expected to result in faster agricultural development cycle times, in corporate user-centered innovation and design principles, and produce a steady stream of location and time specific information technologies for improving soil and landscape management. The project will also inform national and global policyand initiatives in agriculture that address key environmental threats in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

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Soil-nutrients spatial database for Sub-Saharan Africa