• 28 January 2022

The land crises and large-scale land grabs affecting many African countries today stem from historical and colonial mistakes whose problems remain. The systems, policies and laws that are being pushed to ...

  • 14 October 2021

Offers a short history since thousands of Ugandans fled their homes back in 2011. A grim history with evictions continuing, a company becoming more powerful and continuing arrest of land defenders on trumped-up charges.

  • 20 September 2021

In Uganda land remains the most sought–after natural resource, but legal and structural mechanisms have not been effective in addressing illegal land evictions faced by vulnerable communities. Most local investors ...

  • 14 September 2021

With the pandemic striking higher in Uganda, poor families continue to be forced off their land by their government and investors despite several directives halting evictions during the COVID period. Cites a number ...

  • 3 May 2021

Advancing women’s land rights is a priority for the international development agenda, yet there is no consensus on which rights should be monitored and reported. Three indicators of women’s property rights are ...

  • 7 December 2020

Communities affected by land grabbing from different parts of Uganda have formed a movement to fight for food sovereignty while pushing back on land grabs by multinational agribusiness companies and individual ...

  • 23 October 2020

This report responds to heightened concerns over rising levels of farmer-herder conflict across a wide band of semi-arid Africa. It assesses the quantitative evidence behind this general impression and reviews the ...

  • 5 August 2020

Thousands of families are being evicted from their farms to make way for foreign-owned farms in Kiryandongo, western Uganda. Three multinational companies – Agilis Partners, Kiryandongo Sugar Limited and Great ...

  • 21 April 2020

A nine-minute video. Most rural people in Uganda have rights to their rural land through customary tenure arrangements, representing 75-80% of land holdings: but only 15-20% of the land is formally registered. Often ...

  • 30 March 2020

A study commissioned by IIED. With less than 20 percent of landholdings in Uganda currently registered, land governance is at the forefront of a profound change as customary land is demarcated and registered. A key ...