The Liberian Soil Information System (LibSIS) was officially launched in 2023 with the aim of providing a comprehensive understanding of Liberia's soil resources to support evidence-based decision-making in agriculture, forestry, and other sectors.
The financial support for the development of LibSIS was provided by the Liberian government.
To create the soil information system, existing data on Liberian soils were compiled, and fresh soil data were collected through extensive soil sampling campaigns. The collected data was analyzed using the latest digital soil mapping (DSM) techniques, and soil property maps were created and updated.
LibSIS was designed and developed using open-source technologies and is integrated into the Global Soil Information System (GloSIS) framework, which enables the harmonization and sharing of soil data across borders.
With the launch of LibSIS, Liberia has taken a significant step towards sustainable land management and evidence-based decision-making. The system is a valuable tool not only for Liberia but also for other countries looking to leverage soil information for sustainable management.
Access soil profiles with their corresponding horizon-specific chemical and physical properties. The points size is proportional to the number of horizons for each soil profile.