International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy 2017

  • Harald Ginzky
  • Elizabeth Dooley
  • Irene L. Heuser
  • Emmanuel Kasimbazi
  • Till Markus
  • Tianbao Qin

Part of the International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy book series (IYSLP, volume 2017)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Greetings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Monique Barbut
      Pages 3-4
  3. The Theme: Soil and Sustainable Agriculture

  4. Recent Developments of Soil Regulation at International Level

  5. National and Regional Soil Legislation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Birkir Snær Fannarsson, Björn Helgi Barkarson, Jón Geir Pétursson, Sigríður Svana Helgadóttir
      Pages 223-243
    3. Natalia Charalampidou
      Pages 245-276
    4. Jessica Owley
      Pages 339-357 Open Access
  6. Cross-Cutting Topics

About this book


This book presents an important discussion on soil and sustainable agriculture from a range of perspectives, addressing key topics such as sustainable intensification, the FAO Voluntary Guidelines, and the crucial role of appropriate tenure rights.

This second volume of the International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy is divided into four parts, the first of which deals with several aspects of the theme “soil and sustainable agriculture.” In turn, the second part covers recent international developments, the third part presents regional and national reports, and the fourth discusses cross-cutting issues. Given the range of key topics covered, the book offers an indispensible tool for all academics, legislators and policymakers working in this field.

The “International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy” is a book series that discusses central questions in law and politics with regard to the protection and sustainable management of soil and land – at the international, national and regional level.

Chapter 18 of this book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at


Agriculture Soil management Pastoral lands China Soil degradation Land tenure Food security Human rights Import regulations United Nations Nature conservation law Alpine Soil protocol Community land management Mozambique Compensation African soil convention Forest regulation Deep seabed mining Soil protection

Editors and affiliations

  • Harald Ginzky
    • 1
  • Elizabeth Dooley
    • 2
  • Irene L. Heuser
    • 3
  • Emmanuel Kasimbazi
    • 4
  • Till Markus
    • 5
  • Tianbao Qin
    • 6
  1. 1.German Environment AgencyDessauGermany
  2. 2.Farmer CenterIowa State UniversityUrbandaleUSA
  3. 3.Sustainable Soils and DesertificationIUCN World Commission on Environmental LawKleinmachnowGermany
  4. 4.KampalaUganda
  5. 5.Research Centre for European Environmental LawUniversity of BremenBremenGermany
  6. 6.Research Institute of Environmental LawWuhan UniversityWuhanChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-68884-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-68885-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2520-1271
  • Series Online ISSN 2520-128X
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