Global Soil Partnership

Regional Soil Laboratory Networks

Countries are organized into Regional Soil Laboratory Networks (RESOLANs), the skeleton of GLOSOLAN. After the successful establishment of the Regional Soil Laboratory Networks for Asia (SEALNET) in 2017, Latin America (LATSOLAN) in 2018, and the Pacific (ASPAC), Africa (AFRILAB), Europe and Eurasia (EUROSOLAN) in 2019, GLOSOLAN successful launched the Regional Soil Laboratory Network for the Near East and North Africa (NENALAB) on 9 June 2020. 


African Soil Laboratory Network (AFRILAB)

The African Soil Laboratory Network (AFRILAB) was established through an inception meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, in May 2019. The network aims to connect partners and networks already operating within the African continent. Laboratories in AFRILAB will meet yearly to revise their work plan and position within GLOSOLAN.

Countries in AFRILAB

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comores, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea (République de guinée), Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Eswatini, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Curious to learn more about the needs and characteristics of soil laboratories in these countries as well as about country specific activities? Look for the country of your interest in the National Soil Laboratory Networks webpage.

Network growth


Activities in AFRILAB are coordinated by a Chair with the support of a vice-Chair from an African Francophone country and a vice-Chair from an African Anglophone country


Chair: Dr. Joseph Uponi (Nigeria)
Vice-Chair Francophone countries: Dr. Abdourahaman Moustapha (Niger) 
Vice-Chair Anglophone countries: Dr. Lesego Mooketsi-Selepe (Botswana)

Recent AFRILAB meetings

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1st meeting
Second AfriLAB meeting
Zoom platform, 30 September - 1 - 8 October (English)/6 - 8 October 2020 (French)

The network aims to connect partners and networks already operating within the African continent...

2nd meeting
First AfriLAB meeting
Nairobi, Kenya, 21 - 24 May 2019

AFRILAB facilitates the exchange of experiences among national reference soil laboratories. This network aims to strengthen laboratory performance...