A social enterprise founded by three research institutes – Rothamsted Research, World Agroforestry and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture has designed a landmark map that has the potentials of charting soil fertility for every single field in Africa, a first for any continent in the world.
How amazing is this!
It means that for every single field on the continent, vital information such as the acidity, organic content, and nutrient levels of the soil is now available. This can help advise farmers in a number of different areas, such as yield forecasting, crop suitability and fertilizer application, and will improve the overall farming activities.
This is definitely a win for Africa!