Signs of trouble: land, loans, and investments in post-conflict northern Uganda

Mette Lind Kusk, Lotte Meinert

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After several decades of conflict, warfare and forced mass encampment, people in northern Uganda resettling in their communities face pressures to sell their lands to eager potential buyers and decisions about whether to accept private land titling as a form of ostensible security. The chapter explores cases of contested property rights and disputed land sales from Acholi and Karamoja regions. It discusses the dilemmas of land tenure in Northern Uganda: Is land an individual or collective asset; should it be vested in kinship relations and acquired through inheritance, or commodified and acquired through purchase?
Translated title of the contributionAt skilte med konflikter: jord, lån og investeringer i post-konflikt Norduganda
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLand and the mortgage : history, culture, belonging
EditorsDaivi Rodima-Taylor, Parker Shipton
Number of pages17
PublisherBerghahn Books
Publication date2022
ISBN (Print)9781800733480
ISBN (Electronic)9781800733497
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • social work and social conditions


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