This page contains material related to the Soils4Africa field campaign. The material has been produced to aid enumerators to collect the 20,000 soil samples that will be analysed for a wide range of indicators, and make field observations regarding physical properties of the soil at the sampling points. All of this will eventually feed the continental-scale Soil Information System, the main output of the project 

Standard Operating Procedure  - Sample Preparation and Shipment

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Protocol for field survey

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Standard Operating Procedure for Soil Sample Collection and Field Observations

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Protocol for field survey Management

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Central Concept for Minimalistic Reference Site 

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User Manual for the SDMT (Survey Data Management Tool)

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Field protocol videos: Available in English, French, Arabic

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Video guides to Soils4Africa's soil sampling and field observation methodologies are now available on YouTube, in French and Arabic apart from English. Watch >>