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|Title:||Commercial agricultural practices and land conflicts in Uganda: a case of Luwero District|
|Authors:||Claude, Tshiani Mbuyi|
|Publisher:||Kampala International University: College of Humanities and Social Sciences|
|Abstract:||This study assessed the influence of commercial agriculture on land conflict in Luwero District, Uganda. The following objectives guided the study: i) to assess how commercial agriculture practices has led to land boundary conflicts in Luwero district, ii) to establish how commercial agriculture practices has led to land inheritance conflicts in Luwero district, and iii) to examine how commercial agriculture practices has led to multiple sales conflicts in Luwero district. This study adopted cross-section research design. The study targeted 10,258 respondents. The sample size was 385 respondents. The study used questionnaires and interviews. The study used simple random and purposive sampling. The study used frequency and percentage tables, mean, and linear regression analysis. The study revealed that commercial agriculture practices does not have any significant effect on boundary land conflicts in Luwero district (Adjusted R2=0.001, p=0.276). The study further found that commercial agriculture practices does not have any significant effect on land inheritance conflicts in Luwero district (Adjusted R2=0.007, p=0.052). However, the study revealed that commercial agriculture practices significantly affects multiple land sales conflicts in Luwero district (Adjusted R2=0.107, p=0.000). The study concluded that commercial agriculture practices do not necessarily cause land conflicts. The study made the following recommendations: the elders, the clan leaders and the district officials should always establish clear and permanent boundaries such as stone-marks, monuments or plant trees to clearly show land boundaries thus avoiding any future boundary conflicts, regarding inheritance conflicts, the deceased should be encouraged to write their wills when they are still alive, specifying which land and property belongs to who, and lastly, in order to avoid or curb multiple sales of land, land buying should be in the witness of the local council (LC1 and II), clan elders, government representatives (for example officials from the land board and land registration departments), and an advocate.|
|Description:||Thesis submitted to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in partial fulfilment for the requirements for the award of a Master’s Degree of Development Studies of Kampala International University|
|Appears in Collections:||Masters of Arts Development Studies - Main and Ishaka Campus|
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