admin's Quotes

Submitted by admin on February 9, 2011 - 15:41
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"Soil attributes are critical inputs for ecosystem services. We need to provide a consistent set of data that is geographically continuous, scalable and which includes uncertainty estimates."

— Jon Hempel

GlobalSoilMap.net initial meeting in NY 17th Feb 2009

Soils of Mars

Submitted by admin on February 9, 2011 - 10:01
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 "We know more about soils of Mars than about soils of Africa"

— Pedro Sanchez

GlobalSoilMap.net initial meeting in NY 17th Feb 2009

Jeffrey Sachs' quote

Submitted by admin on January 31, 2011 - 14:23
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"Soil mapping is one of the pillars to the challenge of sustainable development"

— Jeffrey Sachs

17th February 2009

Kofi Annan's quote

Submitted by admin on January 31, 2011 - 13:01
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"Let there be no mistake about the significance of this wonderful project"

— Kofi Annan


In November 2008, an $18 million grant has been obtained from the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) to map most parts in Sub-Sahara Africa, and make all Sub-Saharan Africa data available. From this grant there are also funds for coordinating global efforts and for the establishment of a global consortium. Several institutions have assumed a leading role in this effort and have made substantial financial and in-kind contributions.

Our main donors: