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Global Soil Partnership selects the Harmonized World Soil Database IIASA database

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Date: 31/05/2012

Introduction:

The Harmonized World Soil Database (HWSD) developed and maintained by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), was adopted by the Global Soil Partnership as the definitive database for global soil analyses. Early in 2012, the USDA and Australia’s CSIRO agreed to provide new soil data from their respective countries within the next year, and plans were made for updated information from Canada, Europe, West Africa, and South Asia. (IIASA, 04/2012)

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