SA-EU dialogue on soil information

Pretoria - Florence - Hannover - Orléans - Pretoria

February 22, 2018 – October 23, 2018


The purpose of the dialogue is to discuss the soil information collection, storage, processing and sharing in South Africa and the EU. This discussion focuses on a long-term strategy on soil information for South Africa in the 21st century. The road map is developed for the future interaction regulating the data collection and sharing between the SA government, provinces and private entities.

SA-EU-SP

The sequence of events:

The following documents are available for the strategy discussion:
The kick-off workshop, 22 February 2018 ........................................................................................................... Report
The study tour by the South African delegation to the European partner institutions, 14-18 May 2018 .............. Report
The field trip and the final workshop, 19-23 October 2018 .................................................................................. Report

Joint statement of the parties to the dialogue

Joint statement of the parties to the dialogue adopted in Pretoria on 23 October 2018 ..................................... download

Background documents

Paterson G., Turner D., Wiese L., van Zijl G., Clarke C. and van Tol, J. 2015.
Spatial soil information in South Africa: Situational analysis, limitations and challenges. SAJS, 111-5/6 ........... download

Subsequently

The Dialogue outcomes were presented at the NEPAD 4/1000 Symposium in Johannesburg, South Africa during 24-26 October 2018


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