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Title: Understanding changing land access issues for the rural poor in Uganda

Date Published: 2017
Author/s: Godber Tumushabe and Alex Tatwangire
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Copyright/patents/trade marks: International Institute for Environment and Development
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Affiliation: ACODE, iied


Access to land is fundamental to the life of the majority of Ugandans. About 73 per cent
of Uganda’s population of almost 35 million depend on farming, with some 83 per cent
of Uganda’s women and some 66 per cent of employed labour engaged in agricultural
activities. The way people access land – and the extent to which they face constraints and
changes in doing so – is a critical issue for millions. Many sense that the scale and pace
of change in land access are increasing rapidly, but solid evidence of this has been weak.