LAND-at-scale Uganda: Scaling up community-based land registration and land use planning on customary land

Uganda wants to transform from a predominantly low-income agricultural economy to a modern and prosperous country in 2040. Land is widely recognized as a pivotal element of Uganda’s economic and social transformation, as evidenced by the government ambition to improve tenure security, and systematically title all land by 2040. For this purpose, a modern legal framework for land governance has been created. Until now, implementation of the existing law and policy to improve tenure security of customary land in a way that both accessible (low cost), context sensitive and flexible is limited.
Meanwhile, the urgency is growing as Uganda’s population is increasing rapidly, creating increasing pressure on land and an associated increasing number of land related disputes. Also, productivity of land in Uganda is lagging and land use needs to become more climate change resilient.

Therefore, the project aims to contribute to the development of a structured and scalable approach towards improved tenure security and sustainable land use for men, women and youth on customary land, which is obtained using fit-for-purpose and participatory tools and approaches.

The specific objectives are:

  1. Improved tenure security for men, women and youth.
  2. Inclusive, climate smart and sustainable land use planning.
  3. Improved capacities and awareness of key land stakeholders on customary land registration and land use planning.

Project summary

Project number:
Total budget:
€ 3,424,000
Project status:
Budget spent:
76.64 %
Land at scale (LAS)
Tied status:
Project partners:
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), Netherlands Enterprise Agency
Decentralisation and support to subnational government, Women's equality organisations and institutions, Local government administration, Agricultural land resources, Rural land policy and management, Food security policy and administrative management