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Land-Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS)

We are developing and implementing a global, open-source, digital platform that provides people with the tools and knowledge needed to assess their land's potential to be productive, resilient, and healthy. This knowledge and the submitted crowdsourced data on soil, vegetation, and crops are open for all to utilize.

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Geographic Scope: Global, sub-Saharan Africa

Project Status: Active - recruiting volunteers

Participation Tasks: Classification or tagging, Data analysis, Data entry, Download software for distributed computing projects, Geolocation, Identification, Learning, Measurement, Observation, Photography, Site selection and/or description, Specimen/sample collection,

Start Date: 2015-04-13

Project Contact: Jeff.Herrick@ARS.USDA.GOV

Federal Government Sponsor:

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Other Federal Government Sponsor: US Agency for International Development (USAID)

Fields of Science: Animals, Climate and weather, Computers and technology, Ecology and environment, Food, Geography, Geology and earth science, Social science

Intended Outcomes: Programmatic, Research development, Individual learning,