Land and Property Rights and Economic Behaviour in Uganda: Results from a Questionnaire Survey Conducted in Amuru, Masaka and Pallisa

Helle Munk Ravnborg

Danish Institute for International Studies, Copenhagen, Denmark

Bernard Bashaasha

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Makerere University, Uganda

Michael Kidoido

International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

Rasmus Hundsbæk Pedersen

Danish Institute of International Studies, Copenhagen, Denmark

Rachel Spichiger

Department for Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University, Denmark

Alice Turinawe

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Makerere University, Uganda




This article on the results of a questionnaire survey conducted in the areas of Amuru (comprising Amuru and Nwoya districts), Masaka (comprising Bukomansimbi, Lwengo, Kalungu and Masaka districts) and Pallisa (Butebo and Pallisa districts) in mid-2012 forms part of a study of the linkages between land and property rights and economic behaviour in Uganda. The study was commissioned by the Royal Danish Embassy in Kampala and carried out by a team of researchers from the Danish Institute for International Studies, Copenhagen (DIIS) and Makerere University, Kampala (MUK).

The questionnaire survey was completed by a total of 1,174 respondents in the three areas. Only respondents currently holding access to land were sampled. The questionnaire was prepared on the basis of exploratory, qualitative interviews conducted in the three areas into issues related to land tenure, security of tenure and economic behaviour; and on the basis of a review of the literature on these issues, primarily in Uganda (Pedersen et al., 2012). In addition to collecting information on land tenure and economic activities, the questionnaire was designed to provide the data necessary to develop a poverty profile of the households to which the respondents belonged, distinguishing between non-poor households, less poor households and the poorest households. For more detail, see Ravnborg et al. (2013). >> View Full Text (PDF)