SOILS4AFRICA: Updating soil information for Africa: supporting agriculture and promoting synergies
The EU-funded Soils4Africa project (HORIZON 2014-2020) aims to provide an open-access soil information system with a set of key indicators and underpinning data, accompanied by a methodology for repeated soil monitoring across the African continent. The soil information system will become part of the knowledge and information system of the Food, Nutrition, Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA) roadmap and will be hosted by an African institute. The project will provide important support for innovations in the agricultural sector in Africa and actively connect organisations across Africa and Europe to promote synergies and an open science approach.
Soils4Africa is linked to the relevant H2020 and Copernicus projects for the use of soil observation data. It actively connects organisations across Africa and Europe for synergies and promotes an open science approach.
Partners of the project:
Interbalkan Environmental Center i-Bec – Greece
Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (National Technical University of Athens) – Greece
Meteorological Institute of Finland – Finland
National Research Council of Italy – Italy
European Association of Remote Sensing companies – Belgium
This project has duration 48 months (1 June 2020 – 31 June 2023), total funding of 6.697.797€, with the total funding covered entirely from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 862900.