Pastoral Engagement, Adaptation and Capacity Enhancement

Soil map of Afghanistan

Several important parameters for modeling plant growth, using the Phytomass Growth model (see PHYGROW), include site and regional-specific soils data. In March 2008, Texas AgriLife-Blackland Research and Experiment Center (BREC) in Temple, Texas undertook to update the existing soils maps and soil classifications for Afghanistan. The shape files for Afghanistan's Soils, including soil taxonomy and soil property data can be downloaded by clicking the previous link. For the methodology used by TAMU-BREC to create the map, please click here.


Soil information specific to each survey location is available by selecting a survey point on the map or by visiting the Field Survey link. The methodology specific to classifying the soils specific to each survey site is available here.


This information is provided for decision support purposes only. The Texas A&M University, University of California-Davis, and US Agency for International Development are not responsible for any decisions made using the information provided here.


Requests for data or additional questions should be directed to either Dr. Catherine Schloeder or Dr. Paul Dyke