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), and ISRIC – World Soil Information.