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African Soil Partnership

The African Soil Partnership (AfSP) 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. 


The key priorities of the African Soil Partnership are to :

  • Protect and conserve healthy soils and restore degraded soils.
  • Promote sustainable management of soil resources at all levels and in all land uses.
  • Enhance soil information by using state of the art methods of digital soil mapping and advocate for having effective National Soil Information Systems.
  • Encourage investment in the promotion of sustainable soil management to achieve sustainable development.


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)


AfSP events and trainings

AfSP events and trainings

Annual meetings


2013 Accra

Western and Central African Soil Partnership

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

2013 Nairobi

Eastern and Southern African Soil Partnership

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

2015 Accra

AfSP workshop

Details of the eventElmina communiquéReport | Presentations | Photo gallery

2018 Rome

III AfSP plenary meeting

Details of the event | Agenda | Report | Presentations | Photo gallery



2015 Nairobi

Digital Soil Mapping for Eastern and Southern African countries


2015 Accra

Digital Soil Mapping for Western and Central African countries