By Ms Gabrielle Corser, Communication Manager, Agriculture and Food

The Australian National Soil Information System will be a valuable tool for farmers, policy makers and researchers in sustainably managing our soils.

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has launched a new tool that will help Australia sustainably manage a critical natural resource which sustains lives and livelihoods.

Now live and available for use, the Australian National Soil Information System (ANSIS) brings together soil data from across Australia, connecting multiple data sources to provide access to nationally consistent soil data and information.

It will equip farmers, policy makers and researchers with the data and information they need to better manage, restore, and protect Australia’s soils.

Speaking at the Soil Science Australia conference in Darwin, ANSIS project lead at CSIRO, Peter Wilson, said it was an important step forward for the future sustainable management of soils in every part of the country.

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