Gender Monitoring Baseline Survey for the Land Sector Strategic Plan in 20 Districts

March 2006
Associates for Development and Centre for Basic Research (for Uganda Ministry of Water, Lands and Environment)

Baseline survey which includes a literature review. Findings cover land and livelihoods, land ownership and security of tenure, land rights and decision making, land market and transactions, land disputes. Concludes that the volume of land transactions is too low to support a transformation from subsistence to commercial agriculture, as planned. Smallholder farmers have limited capital options making increased land utilization impossible. Tenure security for women is still far from a reality. There is a need to strengthen land rights of widows and orphans.