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Legal Instruments for Sustainable Soil Management in Africa

  • Hadijah Yahyah
  • Harald Ginzky
  • Emmanuel Kasimbazi
  • Robert Kibugi
  • Oliver C. Ruppel

Part of the International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy book series (IYSLP)

Also part of the Regional Perspectives book sub series (REGPER)

About this book


This book presents an important discussion on future options for sustainable soil management in Africa from various perspectives, including national soil protection regulations, the role of tenure rights, the work of relevant international institutions such as the UNCCD and FAO, and regional and international cooperation.

This first volume of the new subseries Regional Perspectives to the International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy includes contributions by African and international experts alike. Given the range of key topics covered, the book offers an indispensable tool for all academics, legislators and policymakers working in this field.

The “International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy – Regional Perspectives” series discusses central questions in law and politics that concern the protection and sustainable management of soil and land in different regions of the world.


soil protection sustainable soil management tenure rights African convention UNFCCC CBD Global Soil Partnership UNCCD common concern of humankind climate change biodiversity urbanization land degradation land degradation neutrality Kampala Uganda desertification agriculture soil conservation sustainable development goals

Editors and affiliations

  • Hadijah Yahyah
    • 1
  • Harald Ginzky
    • 2
  • Emmanuel Kasimbazi
    • 3
  • Robert Kibugi
    • 4
  • Oliver C. Ruppel
    • 5
  1. 1.School of LawKampala International UniversityKampalaUganda
  2. 2.German Environment Agency, Dessau, Germany; Development and Rule of Law Programme [DROP]University of StellenboschStellenboschSouth Africa
  3. 3.School of LawMakerere UniversityKampalaUganda
  4. 4.School of LawUniversity of NairobiNairobiKenya
  5. 5.Development and Rule of Law Programme [DROP], University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South AfricaFraunhofer Centre for International Management and Knowledge Economy [IMW]LeipzigGermany

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