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To support the countries in developing SOC reference values, GSP organized a worldwide capacity development program aimed at providing guidance to national experts on collecting, managing, modelling and mapping SOC data. The training workshops on soil data management were already part of the GSP activities before the GSOC17. Since 2017, the capacity training fully focused on soil organic carbon.

GSP capacity development program was able to reach over 150 experts from 110 countries covering 60% of the world area:

Training location

Participating countries

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Venezuela

Accra, Ghana

Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Tchad, Djibouti, DRC, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia

Amman, Jordan

Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, Yemen

Rabat, Morocco

Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos , PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal,

Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam

Wageningen, the Netherlands

Bolivia, Costa Rica, Cuba, DRC, Egypt, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Paraguay, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia

Aguascalientes, Mexico

Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Lucia, Suriname, The Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago

Nairobi, Kenya

Burkina Faso, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Benin, Rwanda, Gambia, Ghana, Ethiopia, Niger, Kenya, Cameroon, South Africa, Mozambique, Cabo Verde, Tanzania, Equatorial Guinea,

Tchad, DRC, Swaziland, Djibouti, Guinea, Botswana, Eritrea, Senegal, Togo

Izmir, Turkey

Turkey

Montevideo, Uruguay

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela

Tehran, Iran

Iran

Phnom Penh,  Cambodia

Cambodia

São Tomé and Príncipe

São Tomé and Príncipe

By the end of the training courses, participants were able to collect and rescue legacy soil organic data, compile and harmonize SOC datasets for updating their national soil information systems, calculate SOC stocks, model SOC spatial distribution based on digital soil mapping techniques, and develop accurate digital SOC maps.