Tag: data analysis

Use case: “Make agro-input recommendations”

by | December 18, 2013
Category: News

Use case summary in context The document describes the steps for recommending agro-inputs (e.g., seed, fertilizers, lime and organic matter) in smallholder farming systems, based on site, cropping system and time specific information and decision analyses. The ultimate goal is to assist individual farmers and/or farmer groups adjust their site-specific input applications to reduce their […]

Preliminary Assessment of Miombo Woodland Biomass

by | December 12, 2011
Category: Blog

The Miombo woodlands, which are dominant in subtropical eastern and southern Africa (Angola, Burundi, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe), are being severely degraded due to intensified human pressure. Encroachment of cultivation and deforestation mainly for charcoal production (Fig. 1) are the major factors that contribute to […]

AfSIS Scientists Using New Data to Predict Soil Properties

by | December 12, 2011
Category: News

Scientists working with the Africa Soil Information Service shared new data and techniques for mapping key soil and land characteristics during a week-long data analysis session at the AfSIS East Africa regional labs in Arusha, Tanzania. The hands-on session, which ran from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1, 2011, was hosted by AfSIS Project Leader Dr. […]

ICRAF Soil-Plant Lab Processed 8,000 AfSIS Soil Samples

by | December 5, 2011
Category: Blog

Here at the Soil-Plant Spectral Diagnostics Laboratory at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi, Kenya, we have received over 4,000 AfSIS soil samples from sentinel sites and diagnostic trials over the past six months, with a total of over 15,000 samples received since the start of the AfSIS project in 2008. These samples have […]