Quotes by Jon Hempel
"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."
GlobalSoilMap.net initial meeting in NY 17th Feb 2009
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: