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Alain de Janvry, Gustavo Gordillo, Elisabeth Sadoulet, and Jean-Philippe Platteau

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780199242177

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242177.001.0001

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Case Study. Property Rights: Access to Land and Forest Resources in Uganda

Case Study. Property Rights: Access to Land and Forest Resources in Uganda

(p.151) 6 Case Study. Property Rights: Access to Land and Forest Resources in Uganda
Access to Land, Rural Poverty, and Public Action

W. S. Gombya-Ssembajjwe

A. Y. Banana

J. Bahati

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Since property rights entail certain rules that every person has to comply with especially in terms of interactions with other people, property rights also have an effect on incentives and on the behavior of individuals. As such, tenure — an individual's bundle of rights imposed over a particular resource — includes the terms and conditions which cover issues such as how these resources are accessed, owned, managed, and even transferred. While these rights have significant effects on incentives for the use of resources, tenure should also be considered in strategy planning for the management of natural resources. In Uganda, such matters are governed by a wide variety of social systems and laws that is made evident throughout history. This chapter examines Uganda's three fundamental land tenure forms and their respective roles in land access — customary tenure, mailo-land tenure, and leasehold and freehold tenure.

Keywords:   property rights, tenure, natural resource management, customary tenure, mailo-land tenure, leasehold and freehold tenure, Uganda

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