04 Jul 2024

The project, supported by the IFDC Soils Consortium, aims to enhance and develop Ethiopia's National Soil Information System (NSIS) at all levels of soil information system workflows. The goal is to ensure sustainability, accessibility, and usability for a wide range of soil data and information users. The project is being implemented by the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture and ISRIC.

13 Jun 2024

Over the last decades, it has become increasingly evident that, due to mismanagement and the effects of global warming, we will lose most vital topsoil within the next 60 years. Under the theme of "Soil Horizons," three artists are responding to three different soil classifications present within the ISRIC World Soil Museum.

27 May 2024

On 17-18 April 2024, CABI, ISRIC – World Soil Information, the Zambia Agriculture Research Institute (ZARI) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) held a two-day workshop on soil information systems in Lusaka, Zambia. The event was part of a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded project designed to strengthen national soil information systems.

01 May 2024

In anticipation of the Africa Fertiliser and Soil Health Summit in Nairobi next week, we reflect on the importance and potential outcomes of this gathering.

17 Apr 2024

The World Data Centre for Soils (WDC-Soils) is a regular member of the World Data System (WDS), an affiliated body of the International Science Council (ISC). It provides a focal point for soil-related collections and information services and ensures their long-term preservation and archiving. Access ISRIC WDC-Soils holdings.

15 Apr 2024

ISRIC-World Soil Information is pleased to participate in the Africa Fertiliser and Soil Health Summit, which will be held from 7 to 9 May in Nairobi, Kenya, and organised by the Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Environment (DARBE) of the African Union in collaboration with AUDA-NEPAD, RECs, and partners.

04 Apr 2024

Since its last release in 2020, SoilGrids, ISRIC-World Soil Information's flagship system for global digital soil mapping, has received an average of 15,000 data requests per month. In the same year, in line with ISRIC's mission to make its products easily and widely accessible, selected SoilGrids layers were uploaded to Google Earth Engine, further expanding access for data users.

02 Apr 2024

Climate change significantly impacts the quality and resilience of land, leading to food and nutrition insecurity for Kenya's growing population. Enhancing access to land, soil, and crop information can effectively support improved soil fertility management and soil and water conservation, mitigating the impacts of climate change while ensuring sustainable agricultural practices.

21 Mar 2024

The European Union Soil Strategy for 2030 has established a framework and concrete measures to protect and restore soils, ensuring they are used sustainably. It has set a goal to achieve healthy soils by 2050, with concrete actions by 2030. An EU Directive on Soil Monitoring and Resilience to anchor these goals in regulations is in negotiation.

27 Feb 2024

In early February 2024, "pedometricians" from five continents gathered in Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA, to attend the 2024 Pedometrics Conference hosted by New Mexico State University. The conference aimed to discuss the latest scientific developments and learn about the fascinating soils and landscapes of southern New Mexico.