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

Award Information

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Fellowship 2013
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award):
Development Studies, Mbarara University of Science & Technology
Land Rights and Food Security in Uganda: Assessing the influence of women’s land rights on food security in Bushenyi district

This research seeks to examine the conceptual linkages between land rights and food security. The research will be carried out in Bushenyi district, Uganda. According to the study made by Kikafunda in 2005, 46 % of the children that were surveyed from 400 households in Bushenyi district were stunted, though Bushenyi is considered as one of the food baskets of the country. Women as food producers are challenged because their rights to land as a key productive resource are limited. The study will aim at assessing; the influence of women's land rights on food security. The other moderating factors that influence food security other than women's land rights will also be assessed. Qualitative and quantitative research methods will be employed to collect and analyze data. Conclusions and recommendations will be made depending on the research findings. Ethical issues will be considered before, during and after collection of the data.