Soil Atlas of Africa

Soil Atlas of Africa

May 7, 2018
Soil

The Soil Atlas of Africa was a collaboration between the European Union, the African Union and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to support and encourage the sustainable use of soil resources in Africa. It uses maps, informative text, and photos to answer questions and provide context on the diverse soil landscape in Africa.

The Soil Atlas of Africa used computer mapping techniques to show the changing composition of soil across the continent. It provides detail on the origin, functions, and types of soil. The atlas also discusses the principal threats to soil and the steps being taken to protect it as a resource.

The map below shows the incredible variety of soil types on the African continent and the full atlas is available for download here.