On Soil Scientists and Where to Find Them in Africa: Assessment of Human Capital


Dec 2018

Human capital is the foundation of science and the services it can provide to society. This study took stock of the existing human capital in soil science in several regions to gain insights into the current structural gaps in this human capital. These gaps need to be filled to effectively address the current and emerging food security challenges.

This report is an all-Africa opinion poll of practicing soil scientists. It broadly reflects the structure of the education, research, and environmental and agricultural services that soil scientists offer to the continent. It also reflects on the current job market for soil science graduates in Africa, future prospects for the job market, and demand for soil-related services.


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December 5, 2018