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Title:Pastoral Resources and Conflicts in North-Eastern Uganda: The Karimojong Case
Author:Ocan, Charles
Year:1994
Periodical:Nomadic Peoples
Issue:34-35
Pages:123-135
Language:English
Geographic term:Uganda
Subjects:ethnic relations
Karamojong
pastoralists
customary law
land law
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/43124077
Abstract:Pastoralists and agropastoralists in northeastern Uganda are increasingly finding themselves under stress. This social stress has had several manifestations, ranging from violence and civil war to drought and food insecurity. At the centre of the problem is the situation of the Karimojong pastoralists, who face increasing pressures on their traditional patterns of mobility while bearing blame for the violence resulting from cattle raids. Bearing on this situation are vital questions of property tenure, political rights and empowerment, the role of the State and 'modern' economic influences. This study underscores the factors that define conflicts in the region relative to forms of property: regimes of tenure over and access to resources at the individual, community and intercommunity level. How do resource access and control relate to existing conflicts? How, on the other hand, do conflicts affect resource use, access and control? The study distinguishes the internal dynamics and the external influences that have defined property relations, and examines how solutions thus far attempted, from various perspectives, relate to existing offical policy provisions. Bibliogr.
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