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The customary tenure system in Uganda. A case of Soroti and Katakwi districs
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April 2019
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Land in Uganda is a delicate topic. About 80% of pending court cases in the country today are land related. One of Uganda’s tenure systems is the management of land according to customary tenure, especially in Northern Uganda, including the Teso sub-region. With its violent history, a rising population and increasing impact of climate  change on agriculture productivity, land rights in Teso are contested to this day. Due to its violent history and socio-cultural changes, less than 1% of customary land is officially registered. This leads to uncertainties in land rights and hence to land conflicts. This report highlights the causes of land conflicts and the challenges hindering documentation of customary land in Uganda. In order to resolve conflicts, the RELAPU project and partners engage with local tenants to raise awareness, support the land administration in mapping and documenting customary land.

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As a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, we are dedicated to shaping a future worth living around the world. We have over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment promotion, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The diverse expertise of our federal enterprise is in demand around the globe – from the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations, the private sector, and governments of other countries.

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