Current Institutional Affiliation
Lecturer, Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies, Mbarara University of Science and Technology

Award Information

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship 2014
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award):
Institute of Interdisciplinary Training and Research, Mbarara University of Science & Technology
Woman Land Rights and Household food Security in Uganda. A Case of Bushenyi District

This research seeks to examine the conceptual linkages between women land rights and household food security in Uganda, taking a case of Bushenyi District. A comprehensive food security and vulnerability analysis made by the World Food Programme and the Uganda Bureau of Statistics in 2010 revealed that 48% of Ugandans were food insecure, 1/3 of the children stunted and 42% of these children in western Uganda where Bushenyi district falls. Useful information about the determinants of food security has been given though critical aspects of intra-household gender dynamics in resource control, especially land, and how this influences household food security have not been given adequate attention. Phenomenology strategy will be employed to collect and analyze data. Respondent validation will be used to improve data reliability. To maintain validity, all records will be included in the final report. Conclusions and recommendations will be based on the research questions and research findings.