On Friday, 26th April, the European Commission presented the Soil Atlas of Africa. This atlas is the first of its kind. It is a collaborative effort of the EU, the African Union, and FAO.
The atlas explains the origin and functions of African soils. It describes the different soil types that can be found in Africa, and their relevance to local and global issues. It also discusses the principal threats to soil and the steps being taken to protect soil resources.