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Title:Land titling in Uganda crowds out local farmers
Authors:Chalin, Victoire
Golaz, ValérieISNI
Médard, ClaireISNI
Year:2015
Periodical:Journal of Eastern African Studies (ISSN 1753-1063)
Volume:9
Issue:4
Pages:559-573
Language:English
Geographic term:Uganda
Subjects:land tenure
agricultural land
farmers
livelihoods
urbanization
Link:https://doi.org/10.1080/17531055.2015.1106743
Abstract:A boom in land titling has hit the outskirts of Kampala in Uganda, with the development of housing projects and new types of investments in the farm sector. Most of the new title-holders are not the tenants who used to be at the basis of the local agricultural system despite legislation officially intended to protect them. Tenant families are progressively losing their rights and trapped with insufficient land for farming. Most are today involved in both farm and non-farm activities, linking up agrarian and urban spaces, side to side with absentee urban investors. The current dynamics of the land market around Kampala contributes to deep changes in both agricultural production and social composition of the population, leading to new forms of marginalisation and rising inequalities. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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