Africa’s soil diversity mapped for the first time

Science on the Land

The first Soil Atlas of Africa became available last month. Bernard Appiah at the Guardian tells us why this atlas is big news.

Living in the British Isles as I do, it’s almost unthinkable for soils to be a mystery. But across the world there’s often a lack of soil knowledge. This African atlas is groundbreaking (pun intentional) and I hope policymakers will use it well.

[Edit] My fellow blogger Henricus Peters at Learn from Nature tells us more about the new atlas.

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