AfSIS is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and is supported by close scientific, operational and implementation partnerships with the Agriculture and Food Security Center (AgCenter) and the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at the Earth Institute of Columbia University, the World Agro-Forestry Centre (ICRAF), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), ISRIC – World Soil Information and Rothamsted Research.