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Training on Digital Soil Mapping for Western and Central African countries

Digital Soil Mapping

The African Soil Partnership was launched through workshops held in Accra, Ghana and Nairobi, Kenya in 2013. During these workshops, the representatives of the African countries presented their priorities in terms of actions to promote sustainable soil management. A common gap was identified in terms of improving the availability of updated soil data and information for supporting decision taking in relation to soil management. Capacity development in this area was identified as priority in the region. 

To this end, with the support of the European Commission the GSP has made efforts in order to respond to this demand by providing a Capacity Development Programme on digital soil mapping (implemented in Africa during October 2014 and January 2015).

Training material of the first Training Session (October 2014)

Western and Central African countries gain expertise in Digital Soil Mapping : Press release

FAO Africa's Head grants laptop to participants at Digital Soils Mapping Workshop (FAO Photo)
FAO Africa's Head grants laptop to participants at
Digital Soils Mapping Workshop (FAO Photo)
Date
16 Mar 2015
- 27 Mar 2015
Location
Accra, Ghana