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African Soil Partnership

The African Soil Partnership (AfSP) was established in May 2015. It is composed of the Sub-Saharan countries. African soils are very diverse and have great potential and value for food security and overall sustainable development. However, soil degradation is a serious process that is threatening the region’s soil resources through its various forms and thus is affecting economic development, particularly agricultural production and associated food and nutrition security, provision of ecosystem services and increasing poverty. In this framework, national needs and priorities are translated into regional actions through the AfSP implementation plan, which is revised at the yearly AfSP plenary meetings. 

List of countries

Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Djibouti, DR Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia. See the list of GSP national focal points.

Governance

Chair: Mr. Victor Chude (Nigeria) 

Regional coordinator: Ms. Zineb Bazza (GSP Secretariat)

The pillar chairs elected are as follows:

 Pillar 1 chair: Ms. Fanosie Mekonen (Ethiopia) 

  Pillar 2 chair: Mr. Ramakgwale Klaas Mampholo (South Africa) 

  Pillar 3 chair: Mr. Martin Yemefack (Cameroon) 

 Pillar 4 chair: Mr. Christian Omuto (Kenya) 

 Pillar 5 chair: Mr. Vinod B. Lalljee (Mauritius)

Recent AfSP events and trainings

Annual meetings

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2018 Rome

Third AfSP plenary meeting, Rome, Italy, 13 Jun 2018

Details of the event | Agenda | Report | Presentations | Photo gallery | Launch of Afrisoils: highlight & presentation

2015 Accra

Second AfSP plenary meeting, Accra, Ghana, 20 - 22 May 2015

Details of the eventElmina communiquéReport | Presentations | Photo gallery

2013 Nairobi

Eastern and Southern African Soil Partnership, Nairobi, Kenya, 25 - 27 May 2013

Details of the eventNairobi communiqué | Agenda | Report | Presentations | Photo gallery

2013 Accra

Western and Central African Soil Partnership, Accra, Ghana, 4 - 6 Feb 2013

Details of the event | Accra communiqué | Agenda | Presentations | Photo gallery | List of participants

Trainings

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2015 Accra

Digital Soil Mapping for Western and Central African countries, Accra, Ghana, 16 - 27 Mar 2015

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2015 Nairobi

Digital Soil Mapping for Eastern and Southern African countries, Nairobi, Kenya, 23 - 27 Feb 2015

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