This page lists some news items from the project. Find more upates on the project progress dashboard.

April 15, 2024

Land, Soil, Crop Information Services for Climate-Smart Agriculture at Africa Fertilizer & Soil Health Summit

Land, Soil, and Crop Information Services for Climate-Smart Agriculture in Africa project will be presented at the Africa Fertilizer and Soil Health Summit in Kenya on 7-9 May 2024.

March 20, 2024

Insightful monitoring visit by LSC-IS project donors and partners in Kenya

Donors and partners of the LSC-IS project have recently visited project sites in Taita Taveta County, Kenya, to monitor the progress made through their support.

February 16, 2024

National workshop to gather feedback on Ethiopia's LSC hub

Twenty-two participants provided feedback on Ethiopia’s LSC hub prototype for further improvement and development during a national workshop in Adama, Ethiopia

February 2, 2024

Insights from sub-national LSC Hub workshops in Kenya

At the workshop, participants were introduced to the content, features, and interface of the LSC hub.

December 20, 2023

National training workshop on LSC hub held in Kenya

30 participants received hands-on training on how to access Kenya’s LSC hub and how to use the information contained in the hub.

December 14, 2023

Data management training completed in Kenya

From 11-14, December, members of Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO), the Kenya Department of Remote Sensing and Resource Surveys, the Kenya Forest Service and the Kenya Met Department came together at a data management training led by ISRIC - World Soil Information as part of the Land Soil Crop Hubs (LSC Hubs) project.

December 7, 2023

National training workshop on LSC Hub held in Rwanda

During the workshop, 35 participants received hands-on training on how to access the Rwanda LSC Hub, and how to use the information contained in the Hub

December 7, 2023

World Soil Day celebration featured LSC Hubs research

LSC Hubs fieldwork research featured in the ISRIC World Soil Day celebration

December 4, 2023

Digital soil mapping training completed in Rwanda

The primary focus of the training was joint development of a new set of high-resolution digital soil maps of Rwanda

October 23, 2023

Fieldwork underway to support climate-smart fertiliser recommendations in Ethiopia

The recent fieldwork takes place in the study area which covers 92,000 km2 in central Ethiopia, focusing on maize and wheat crops.

September 11, 2023

LSC catalogue prototype developed

Behind the scenes on a data and information hub, the catalogue is the principal component of the platform’s architecture. In this blog, ISRIC project coordinator Thaïsa van der Woude who is guiding the multipartner team designing and building the hubs introduces the catalogue prototype.

August 7, 2023

Explainer: What is a land, soil, crop 'hub'?

This project is creating ‘hubs’ related to land, soil and crop information in order to support climate-smart agriculture in East Africa. But what is a hub? This news item explains the concept.

June 8, 2023

ASARECA conference provides valuable connections for agriculture knowledge and innovation

On 18 May 2023, the Land Soil Crop Information Services (LSC Hubs) project team presented a session at the ASARECA (Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa) Agriculture Ministerial Conference in Uganda.

May 25, 2023

Project partners gathered in The Netherlands for 2023 Annual Project Meeting

Land Soil Crop Hubs (LSC Hubs) project partners gathered in Wageningen, The Netherlands from May 9 - 13, 2023 for the Annual Project Meeting.

May 25, 2023

LSC Information Services for Climate-Resilient Food Systems at ASARECA conference

A delegation from the Land Soil Crop Hubs project will present at the ASARECA Agriculture Ministerial Conference in Uganda from 17-19 May, 2023.

March 23, 2023

Process established for metadata inventory

LSC Hubs project follows the FAIR principles for scientific data management and stewardship and developed a process to enable project partners to describe their data systematically

February 13, 2023

LSC Hubs to benefit different agroecological zones in Ethiopia

Regional workshops held in Ethiopia in January 2023

February 6, 2023

New Ethiopian Agriculture Data Hub will Support Climate-Smart Decisions

Consultation workshops held in Ethiopia at national and regional levels during January 23-31, 2023

December 20, 2022

Rwanda workshop series

Consultation workshops held in Rwanda at national and regional levels during the month of November 2022

September 19, 2022

DeSIRA LSC-IS project engages more than 130 land-soil-crop data users in Kenya

On 19-20 September 2022, the Land, Soil, and Crop Information Services (LSC-IS) to support Climate-Smart Agriculture project held a national stakeholders’ workshop in Nairobi, Kenya. Over 40 participants from farmers’ associations, public, private, and development organizations attended the two-day event.

February 11, 2022

Launch event recap

On Tuesday, January 25 a new project, Land Soil Crop Information Services (LSC Hubs), to support climate-smart agriculture in Ethiopia, Kenya and Rwanda held its public launch event online.