Land tenure legislation and soil security concerns in Cameroon | Land Portal

Resource information

Date of publication: 
August 2021
Resource Language: 
License of the resource: 

This chapter explores the interface between land tenure rights and soil security and screens through the Cameroonian land tenure legislation in order to identify relevant provisions that guarantee soil security. The chapter builds on key tenure right theories and environmental law principles that underpin soil security within the framework of land tenure governance, arguing that the Cameroonian land tenure legislations does not comprehensively address soil security concerns. In consequence of such a timid response to soil security concerns, soil is lamely protected within the framework of land governance in Cameroon. A key recommendation for this legislative gap is that to guarantee soil security, there is urgent need to embark on land tenure legislative reforms in order to clearly establish the responsibility of all land rights holders to protect soils.

Authors and Publishers

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 
ScienceDirect logo

What is ScienceDirect

Elsevier’s leading platform of peer-reviewed scholarly literature.

University libraries and institutions offer ScienceDirect access to their communities of researchers.

Researchers, teachers, students, healthcare and information professionals use ScienceDirect to improve the way they search, discover, read, understand and share scholarly research.

Share this page