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Work Begins on Soil Mapping System

Closeup of a plowed field, fertile, black soil.

The Ministry of Public Works, Public Utilities and the Digital Economy has entered into a contract for the Development and Analysis of the National Soil Mapping System.

The contract was signed between the Government and the National Commodities Management Services Limited (NCML) Remote Sensing Instrument (RSI) (Joint Venture) – India.

This as the Government under the Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project, DVRP, continues to advance activities aimed at reducing vulnerabilities to climate change impacts.

One such activity is the “Development and Analysis of the National Soil Mapping System”.

NCML/RSI will be on island partnering with the critical stakeholders primarily the Divisions of Agriculture, Forestry, Dominica State College and others during its forty-five (45) day exercise.

The purpose of the soil mapping project is to collect various soil samples across Dominica which will allow for the development of predictive models on soil properties across the island.


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