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  1. Library Resource
    ACODE Policy Research Series No.75, 2016

    A Study of Communities Affected by Conservation in Kibaale District; Oil Development and Road Infrastructure in Hoima District; and Hydro Electric Power Development in Buikwe District of Uganda

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    June, 2016
    Uganda

    Land acquisition for development projects by government, private investors and land speculators is a critical source of tensions and conflicts in many parts of Uganda. Following the discovery of commercially viable oil reserves in 2006, Uganda turned attention to extractives and oil development as a matter of national priority. Evidence of this assertion can be found in the recent 2016-17 national budget allocations, where the portion for oil development is substantial.

  2. Library Resource

    Bridging the Divide between Land Policy and Practice. Securing women’s land rights through engendering the formalization process of customary land tenure in Uganda: Uganda Community Based Association for Women and Children’s welfare

    Conference Papers & Reports
    March, 2016
    Africa, Uganda

    The 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda is one of the most gender sensitive constitutions in the world, with clear provisions for promoting and protecting the rights of women. This is also the case in relation to women’s land rights – the Constitution clearly vests land in the people of Uganda, including the rights of women to own and inherit land. Other land laws, including the Land Act, recognize and uphold women’s rights to land as individuals, and as part of a family or community.

  3. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    October, 2016
    Africa, Uganda

    The nature and significance of China's engagements with African agriculture continues to be hotly debated in the media, academia and policy circles around the world. Although China has been engaged in Uganda’s agriculture for more than 40 years, the recent jostle for agricultural land by private Chinese investors is dystifying and justifies the need to conduct a scientific study to provide clear evidence before the issue gets bundled into the messy anecdotal media inquiry.

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    Manuals & Guidelines
    July, 2016
    Uganda

    Uganda discovered commercial quantities of oil in the country in 2006 and ever since, there has been increased activity in the exploration of oil and gas. The exploration activities are being undertaken in the Albertine Graben in mostly the districts of Hoima, Buliisa, and Nwoya by international oil companies contracted by the government. Currently, there are three licensed companies namely, Tullow Uganda operations Ltd , Total E&P and CNOOC Uganda Ltd operating in the districts of Hoima, Buliisa and Nwoya within the Albertine Graben.

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    Communal Land Associations claim compensations for investments in their territory

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2016
    Uganda

    Since Karamoja is richly endowed with gold, marble, iron ore, tungsten, limestone, oil and gas, it has attracted many investors, in particular since the protracted  armed conflicts in northern Uganda started fading away. Approximately  1 7,000 km2 or 62% of the total land area of Karamoja has been licensed for mineral  exploration  and exploitation (Kabiswa, 2014).

  6. Library Resource
    GT
    Conference Papers & Reports
    March, 2016
    Latin America and the Caribbean, South America, Brazil

    In the last years the Brazilian agricultural frontier is expanding towards the cerrado region, more specifically the region called MATOPIBA, comprised of savannah areas of four different states located in the north and northeastern parts of the country. This research paper aims to show a recent pattern of second wave investments in the frontier aimed at inferior quality land.

  7. Library Resource
    GT
    Conference Papers & Reports
    March, 2016
    Latin America and the Caribbean, South America, Brazil
    This article shows the case of the cerrado region where because of a lack of clear property rights the land market is completely immobilized.
     
    It started with the land occupation of Piauí's cerrado region and the creation of its land market in the seventies by the State Development Agency (CONDEPI), which sold with symbolic prices very large properties for cattle and fruit production. The small landowners that occupied previously the region based on common rights were sometimes dispossessed.
     
  8. Library Resource
    GT
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2017
    Latin America and the Caribbean, South America, Brazil

    This article presents a comparison for the impact from lack of land governance in Brazil between livestock and agricultural production. It begins with a brief description of the land regulatory system and its development in Mato Grosso do Sul State and Brazil. The methodology was based on focus groups research, conducted by CEPEA/USP (Center for advanced Studies on Applied Economics/University of São Paulo) on local production sites in Mato Grosso do Sul state, where a regional modal farm was established.

  9. Library Resource
    Improved agric

    Are Women Farmers Being Left Behind?

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    April, 2016
    Zambia

    The use of modern seed varieties and other improved technologies is essential for farmers to significantly increase their crop harvest and improve their livelihoods. All over Sub-Saharan Africa, agriculture productivity growth has remained very low over many decades irrespective of gender of the farmer. However, studies have shown that women farmers fare worse than the male counterparts in terms of adoption of improved technology and productivity.

  10. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    May, 2016
    Global

    Gender issues are relegated to the periphery in current debates and approaches concerning the sustainable governance of oil palm in Indonesia. However, ongoing research by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) points to the critical roles that women play as workers, smallholders and members of affected local communities. Gender inequities follow as oil palm expansion displaces local women from land on which they cultivate food crops.

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