The Design of the Political and Legal Framework on Soil Conservation in Mozambique: Deeply Unfinished

  • Eduardo Alexandre Chiziane
Part of the International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy book series (IYSLP, volume 2018)


Soils are deteriorating worldwide, and it is, thus, becoming less fertile, providing less nutrients to plants, animals and people who rely upon them, and Mozambique is no exception. Recent inventories such as the Status of the World’s Soil Resources report (FAO and ITPS 2015) have indicated the extent to which soils have suffered from unsustainable management: 25% of land is highly degraded, and a further 44% is moderately degraded because of erosion, salinisation, compaction and chemical pollution of soils. Twenty-five percent of the African territory has serious soil fertility problem. We have almost no parliamentary debate on the sustainable conservation soils in the country. But, in general terms Mozambique has a commitment to the principle of soil conservation through the constitution, land Policy and agrarian policy. However, the work remains unfinished.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eduardo Alexandre Chiziane
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  1. 1.Faculty of LawEduardo Mondlane UniversityMaputoMozambique

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