project . 2020 - 2024 . On going

Soils4Africa

Soil Information System for Africa
Open Access mandate for Publications and Research DataOpen Access mandate for ... European Commission
  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 862900 Call for proposal: H2020-SFS-2019-2
  • Funded under: H2020 | RIA Overall Budget: 6,697,800 EURFunder Contribution: 6,697,800 EUR
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    01 Jun 2020
    End Date
    31 May 2024
  • Detailed project information (CORDIS)
Description
The aim of Soils4Africa is to provide an open-access soil information system with a set of key indicators and underpinning data, accompanied with a methodology for repeated soil monitoring across the African continent. The soil information system will become part of the knowledge and information system of FNSSA and will be hosted by an African institute. Activities are: (i) define use cases and indicators in consultation with stakeholders; (ii) make a functional design of the soil information system; (iii) develop detailed procedures and tools for the field activities based on the LUCAS methodology and collect 20000 soil samples; (iv) develop detailed procedures...
Description
The aim of Soils4Africa is to provide an open-access soil information system with a set of key indicators and underpinning data, accompanied with a methodology for repeated soil monitoring across the African continent. The soil information system will become part of the knowledge and information system of FNSSA and will be hosted by an African institute. Activities are: (i) define use cases and indicators in consultation with stakeholders; (ii) make a functional design of the soil information system; (iii) develop detailed procedures and tools for the field activities based on the LUCAS methodology and collect 20000 soil samples; (iv) develop detailed procedures...
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