A Rights-Based Approach to Food Security
Chapter 4: Soils
This chapter focuses on land use, and more precisely the relationship between agriculture and soils, as well as the influence and role of international regulation in these land uses. It finds that the international regulation of soils has significant gaps and implementation issues, and lacks an integrated framework capable of exploiting the synergies between climate adaptation and mitigation, soils restoration, and food security. Because of these factors, the international regulation of soils is broadly inadequate to be considered as aligned with a human rights-based approach to agricultural regulation for food security. This chapter explores potential directions to improve the international regulation of soils consistent with a human rights-based approach to agricultural regulation for food security.
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