New paper by Aitkenhead MJ, Poggio L, Wardell-Johnson D, Coull MC, Rivington M, Black HIJ, Yacob G, Boke S and Habte M on 'Estimating soil properties from smartphone imagery in Ethiopia' in Computers and Electronics in Agriculture.
New Geoderma paper on 'Assessing countrywide soil organic carbon stock using hybrid machine learning modelling and legacy soil data in Cameroon', by Francis B.T. Silatsaa, Martin Yemefack, Fritz O. Tabi , Gerard B.M. Heuvelink and Johan G.B. Leenaars.
The Climate Food and Farming Network (CLIFF) and the Global Research Alliance (GRA) awards 54 PhD fellowships for 2021 on the measurement and management of greenhouse gas emissions and carbon storage in agricultural systems. Two opportunities are available at ISRIC: #1 - 'Advances in global mapping of soil carbon sequestration potential and links with drought conditions' and, #32 - 'Improved soil carbon mapping in sub-Saharan Africa to support soil fertility and climate mitigation studies.
New paper in Earth System Data Science on ‘Standardised soil profile data to support global mapping and modelling’ by our colleagues Niels Batjes, Eloi Ribeiro and Ad van Oostrum (https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-299-2020).
With its partners, ISRIC is developing a Soil Fertility and Crop Nutrition Platform. The collaboration is aimed at developing and testing crop and site specific multi-nutrient fertiliser formulations at scale. Our colleagues Bas Kempen, Johan Leenaars and Rik van den Bosch are in Accra to discuss implementation for a new pilot area in Ghana. The new study will consider rainfed rice and maize in an area of over 20,000 km2 of cropland in the north, east and south of the country for which new soil maps will be created. The project will run for 2 to 3 years.