Land titling in Uganda crowds out local farmers

Land titling in Uganda crowds out local farmers

Author: 
Chalin, Victoire
Publisher: 
Taylor & Francis Group
Date published: 
2015
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Responsibility: 
Golaz, Valérie, jt. author
Médard, Claire, jt. author
Journal Title: 
Journal of Eastern African Studies
Source: 
Journal of Eastern African Studies, Vol. 9, No. 4, November 2015, pp. 559-573
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.

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CITATION: Chalin, Victoire. Land titling in Uganda crowds out local farmers . : Taylor & Francis Group , 2015. Journal of Eastern African Studies, Vol. 9, No. 4, November 2015, pp. 559-573 - Available at: http://library.au.int/land-titling-uganda-crowds-out-local-farmers-1