Soil Survey to Characterize 2 Sentinel Sites (CIAT)

The Land Degradation Surveillance Framework (LDSF) used by AfSIS was employed to conduct a systematic biophysical assessment of various ecological and soil health metrics. The LDSF was based on a hierarchical spatially stratified, random sampling approach consisting of 100 km2 sentinel landscapes, which were statistically representative of the variability in climate, topography, and vegetation of the study area under consideration. To predict soil properties for areas where samples were not collected, relatively large number of samples from representative locations were taken. To overcome the huge cost of analyzing large soil samples using conventional laboratory techniques, near and mid-infrared spectroscopy approaches were used.

About the project Project title: Identification of the Key Biophysical Production Constraints to Crops and Livestock at Farm and Landscape Levels Project abstract The project undertakes soil survey to characterize 2 sentinel sites (Long and Matufa); and agronomic survey to estimate farmers' actual yield. Project website:

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Creator International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT),Selian Agricultural Research Institute (SARI)
Creator ID Type Not Applicable
Creator ID Not Applicable
Subject Vocab SOIL ANALYSIS,TANZANIA,EAST AFRICA,AFRICA SOUTH OF SAHARA,AFRICA
Subject(s) Africa RISING,AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES,SOCIAL SCIENCES
Publisher Harvard Dataverse
Contributor Person Kihara, Job (International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)),Winowiecki, Leigh (World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF)),Masawe, P. (Selian Agricultural Research Institute (SARI)),United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Contributor Project Lead Organisation Center International Institute of Tropical Agriculture(IITA)
Contributor Project Lead Center Not Applicable
Contributor CRP Not Applicable
Contributor Partner Not Applicable
Contributor Donor United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Contributor Project AfricaRising
Contributor Affiliation Not Applicable
Open-Access status Open Access
Production Date 2015-07-12
Embargo End Date 2015-12-07
Content Type Dataset
File Format Text
Identifier Type DOI
Identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.7910/DVN/KLPHCG
Identifier Citation International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT),Selian Agricultural Research Institute (SARI),2015-07-12,Soil Survey to Characterize 2 Sentinel Sites (CIAT) ,https://dataverse.harvard.edu/dataverse/AfricaRISING,1.0,http://dx.doi.org/10.7910/DVN/KLPHCG
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Language English
Relation None
Agroecological Zone Not Applicable
Coverage Region Not Applicable
Coverage country Tanzania, United Republic of
Coverage Admin Unit Not Applicable,
Coverage X Not Applicable
Coverage Y Not Applicable
Coverage Start Date 2014-09-27
Coverage End Date 2014-09-27
Contact Kihara, Job;International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
Contact Email j.kihara@cgiar.org
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