SOFIIA has two major aims:

  1. To gain knew knowledge of the biogeochemical mechanisms underlying the creation of forest islands in Africa
  2. To utilise the knowledge gained to inform agronomic practices and carbon offset programmes in Africa in the era of climate change

To achieve the above goals, there are three African laboratories/ Institutions working in collaboration with Imperial College London:

  1. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST), Kumasi being led by Dr. Vincent Logah looking at carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus pools of the forest islands and adjacent ecosystem types
  2. Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Nigeria being led by Dr. Jamiu Azeez looking at the nutrient characteristics of the forest islands whilst
  3. Institut de l'Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles (INERA), Burkina Faso being led by Dr. Halidou Compaore and Dr. Koroudjouma Ouattara working on soil physical properties and remote sensing.
  4. The SOFIIA Consortium is being led by Professor Jonathan Lloyd of Imperial College London.




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