Status of initiative: N/a
Description/achievement of initiative

This commitment aims to better management of soils in Africa

Implementation methodologies

Showing that:
- soil is a crucial support for production systems;
- preserving the soil carbon content is essential, especially in arid and semi‐arid regions;
- it is necessary to quantify the impact of management practices on carbon sequestration in the soil, for various African pedoclimatic conditions;
- the linkage between research institutions, civil society and development organizations must be promoted;
- the dissemination of scientific results for decision makers, civil society and farmers must be reinforced;
- the expertise and training capacities of teams dealing with soils in Africa must be reinforced.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


The network« Soil carbon for a sustainable agriculture in view of climate changes in Africa »
Network composed by scientist and NGOs working in Africa
An efficient Network of Scientist and NGOs commited with the preservation of Soils in Africa
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Resources devoted to implementation
Other, please specify
Communication actions
Staff / Technical expertise
Network offering its expertises on soils in Africa
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 2 May
This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
Action Network
Location: Africa
Date of completion: 2012-12-31
Operating in countries
Partner connections
Contact information/focal point(s)
Martial BERNOUX,

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