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Soil Information System


LESIS provides soil maps and related information systems and constitutes the basis for assessing soil quality over time. LESIS further advocates for organized and systematic survey and monitoring of soils in Lesotho with accurate and up-to-date soil information using state of the art methods and tools of digital soil mapping.


LESIS assists stakeholders including government institutions, academia and the farming community to:
  • Provide essential and valuable information to scientists, researchers and policy makers.

  • Improve soil management at farm level.

  • Implement adaptive measures in agriculture for mitigation of the negative effects of climate change,

  • Identify and quantify various threats and pressures on soil.