Agriculture (Basic Land Usage) Rules, 1965 (Cap. 318). | Land Portal

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These Rules introduce various prohibitions regarding use of sloping land and introduce other measures regarding the prevention of soil erosion on such land. They shall apply to all land in Kenya except plots of not more than two acres used for residential purposes within a municipality, a former township a or a township an shall not apply to lands used for recreational purposes. Cultivation, cutting or destroying vegetation or depasturizing of livestock on slopes exceeding 35 percent is declared to be an offence if not authorized by the appropriate officer who may also prohibit these activities on other specified sloping land or judge if adequate measures against erosion are taken.

Implements: Agriculture Act (Cap. 318). (2012)

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