The implications of sugarcane contract farming on land rights, labor, and food security in the Bunyoro sub-region, Uganda

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dc.date.accessioned 2022-09-27T13:01:06Z
dc.date.available 2022-09-27T13:01:06Z
dc.date.issued 2022-09-27 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/19513
dc.description.abstract Over the years, the Ugandan government had been promoting agricultural commercialization to become a middle-income economy by 2020. In 2012, the president remarked that if all the 40 million acres of arable land were put to full potential, everyone would be richer. Sugarcane commercialization, in the form of contract farming, has been praised as one of the preferred instruments to promote it, leading to the emergence of large and medium sugar corporations in Uganda's countryside. The study aims to provide insights into the commercialization process of smallholder agriculture through sugarcane contract farming (CF) and the implications on land rights, labor relations, and rural livelihoods, taking Uganda's Bunyoro sub-region as a case. To achieve this objective, the study used a qualitative approach and carried out in-depth interviews with a total of 75 participants who were directly affected by the actions of the sugar production and or participated in the CF scheme (as outgrowers) as well as factory officials. The findings highlight that the wave of CF schemes around sugar, which was engineered by a convergence of power and interest between the Ugandan state and Indian capital in- vestments, adversely integrates rural farmers into sugar commodity production networks amidst unequal contractual relations, expanding agro-extractivist search for cheap land and labor rather than bringing inclusive rural development. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject SUGARCANE en
dc.subject LAND USE en
dc.subject FOOD SECURITY en
dc.subject AGRICULTURE en
dc.title The implications of sugarcane contract farming on land rights, labor, and food security in the Bunyoro sub-region, Uganda en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.Volume 122 en
dc.BudgetYear 2022/23 en
dc.ResearchGroup Inclusive Economic Development en
dc.SourceTitle Land Use Policy en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9812437 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=25906 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 13941 en
dc.bibliographictitle Bahati, I., Martiniello, G. & Abebe, G.K. (2022) The implications of sugarcane contract farming on land rights, labor, and food security in the Bunyoro sub-region, Uganda. Land Use Policy. 122:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2022 en
dc.contributor.author1 Bahati, I. en
dc.contributor.author2 Martiniello, G. en
dc.contributor.author3 Abebe, G.K. en


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