Tag: digital soil mapping

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 […]

Are “large-scale, commercial agricultural” expansions possible in Nigeria?

by | December 12, 2013
Category: Blog

Modeling agricultural land expansions There appears to be an on-going movement to expand “large scale, commercial agriculture (LSA)” in Africa that is partially based on a report that asks the question of whether agricultural expansions similar to those that were accomplished in the Brazilian Cerrado would be beneficial in Africa. See one coordinated response 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. […]