Tripartite force gears up for a model legislation for sustainable soil management in Africa!


The Pan-African Parliament, the Umweltbundesamt (German Environment Agency) and the Stellenbosch University through its Development and Rule of Law programme have entered into three-year agreement to strengthen the institutional relationship between the parties.

 The agreement provides for collaboration in multiple activities aimed at effectively implementing the sustainable development goals (SDGs) of the United Nations 2030 sustainability agenda, in particular regarding the objective of land degradation neutrality (target 15.3) and sustainable soil management.

The MoU signed on the margins of the third ordinary session of the fifth Parliament is also meant to strengthen the parties’ shared interest in, and commitment to sustainable soil management, which is essential to achieving land degradation neutrality.

This MoU will create a platform for the parties to jointly map out options for a model legislation for sustainable soil management in Africa and further collaborate on projects aiming at achieving land degradation neutrality and sustainable soil management in Africa.

The MoU was signed by the Rt. Hon. Roger Nkodo DANG, President of the Pan-African Parliament, Maria KRAUTZBERGER, President of UBA and Prof. Eugene CLOETE, the Vice-Rector at Stellenbosch University, in the presence of Hon. Kone DOGNON, Chairperson of the PAP Permanent Committee on Agriculture and Rural Economy.