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Uganda is landlocked country located in East Africa with an area of 236,040 square kilometers (146,675 square miles) and a total land boundary of 2,698 kilometers (1,676 miles). It is a natural resource dependent country, and agriculture is dominated by small-holder farmers. Therefore, land is an essential asset for the population and national development. Consequently, government has turned its attention to law and policy reforms that address land-governance challenges, some of which emerge from historical injustices and the colonial legacy.

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The river is currently drying up and the water levels gradually dropping thus turning into a shallow stream which can even be crossed on foot. PHOTO/COLLEB MUGUME

River Rwizi on the verge of drying up

12 September 2021

River Rwizi is located in Ankole Sub-region,  western Uganda. River Rwizi, which covers approximately 8,200km, is the source of water for livelihood to both people and animals in Rakai, Lyantonde, Isingiro, Lwengo, Kiruhura, Mbarara, Bushenyi, Buhweju, Sheema and Rubirizi. The river is served by…

LAND-at-scale Uganda

Scaling up community-based land registration and land use planning on customary land in Uganda

10 September 2021

The Netherlands Enterprise & Development Agency (RVO), the Netherlands Embassy in Kampala (EKN), the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) are pleased to announce their collaboration for a LAND-at-scale project in Uganda. In a virtual…

A tractor being guarded by the Ugandan army (UPDF) destroying food crops after the suspension of Witness Radio

Landgrabs at gunpoint escalate in Uganda as the operations of a defender of affected communities are suspended

7 September 2021

Landgrabs at  gunpoint escalate in Uganda as the operations of a defender of affected communities are suspended On Friday, 20th August, Uganda's Non-Governmental Organization Bureau suspended 54 organizations for alleged 'non-compliance'. However for multinationals it was time to merry-make as…

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Securing land tenure in Uganda: A collaborative approach to address root causes of food insecurity

7 October 2021

There is an immense pressure on land in Uganda. The country has a rapidly growing population and is host to the world’s third largest refugee population. Particularly poor people struggle to get access to healthy food. Agriculture practices need to become more efficient and focused on the domestic…

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State of Land Data & Information in East Africa: Catalyzing East Africa's Land Data Ecosystem

There is no doubt the Global Data Revolution has reached the land sector. Government data portals, open access academic journals, community mapping initiatives and other citizen-generated data - there is a palpable positive drive across the world that allows processes such as data collection to be…

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