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Title: Soil Erosion Risk Assessment in Uganda

Date Published: 2017
Author/s: Fidele Karamage, Chi Zhang, Tong Liu, Andrew Maganda and Alain Isabwe
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Affiliation: College of Life Science, Shihezi University, Shihezi 832003, China; (F.K.); (T.L.)
2 State Key Laboratory of Desert and Oasis Ecology, Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography,
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Urumqi 830011, China
3 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China; (A.I.)
4 Faculty of Environmental Studies, University of Lay Adventists of Kigali, P.O. Box 6392 Kigali, Rwanda
Joint Research Center for Natural Resources and Environment in East Africa, P.O. Box 6392 Kigali, Rwanda
6 Department of Forestry, Environmental and Geographical Sciences, College of Agriculture and
Environmental Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala 256, Uganda;
7 State of Key Laboratory of Urban Environment and Health, Institute of Urban Environment,
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xiamen 361021, China
Keywords: erosion-prone lands; erosion tolerance; GIS; land use; remote sensing; RUSLE


Land use without adequate soil erosion control measures is continuously increasing the
risk of soil erosion by water mainly in developing tropical countries. These countries are prone to
environmental disturbance due to high population growth and high rainfall intensity. The aim of
this study is to assess the state of soil erosion by water in Uganda at national and district levels, for
various land cover and land use (LCLU) types, in protected areas as well to predict the impact of
support practices on soil loss reduction

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