This paper clarifies issues and emerging concepts relating to a new integrated and holistic approach to sustainable
use of land resources advocated for by FAO. The paper introduces the elements to be considered, such as planning and
management of land resources, Institutional aspects of implementing land use plans, land tenure issues, the need for
appropriate information and sustainabiliCy evaluation of land use systems. A brief review ofproblems related with
land use and sustainability in Uganda is discussed.