The Africa Soil Science Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1986 following a meeting of African soil scientists who attended the World Soil congress in Hamburg (Germany). ASSS has successfully organized four International Conferences : Kampala (Uganda, 1988), Cairo (Egypt, 1990), Ibadan (Nigeria, 1994) and most recently Accra (Ghana, 2007). With more than 150 participants from all over the world, the fourth conference of the ASSS was deemed a success.
The 5th ASSS Conference
has been held
on 22-28 November 2009 in Yaoundé, Cameroon. More detail information on key
decisions, recommendations and outputs can be found on the ASSS International
A 2010 Calendar on Soils of Africa has been
produced by JRC in collaboration with ASSS, FAO and ISRIC. Feel free to
download this Calendar.
FAO has launched a
recruitment announcement for a position of technical officer (Soils and Land
management) downloadable here.