Land Degradation

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Course Code: 
SSL 2204
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 2
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
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Course Description & Objectives: 

The course deals with concepts and definitions of land productivity, degradation, sustainability and capability. Types and factors of land degradation- physical, chemical and biological. Indicators of land degradation causes of land degradation. Consequences of land degradation on productivity, resource base and the general environment. Assessment and socio-economic evaluation. Land degradation in Uganda, control and rehabilitation. Study visits to relevant examples in Uganda. It also examines some of the relevant international (e.g. United Nations) and National conventions, frameworks, policies and laws e.g. CBD, CCD, Overview of national strategies to fulfil these conventions/policies.

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