Tag Archives: contested land

Evictions destroying food and farming

“…some crops were slashed down, and they used chemicals to spray crops. Even the animals fed on the crops [that were] sprayed, have died.” (Focus group participant, Mayuge District). In addition to the enclosures predating Green Resources’ tenure, recent accounts of forced relocations are directly linked to expansion of the company’s plantation activities. Some villagers shared accounts of their homes

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Denial of rights and livelihoods

High rates of poverty = poor health and low life expectancy The scale of impact associated with Green Resources’ arrival in Uganda is significant. Prior investigation into this company has been limited, with the exception of the Norwegian organization, the Future in our Hands (Framtiden i våre hender), some journalistic reports in the Ugandan media and a few academic studies,[i]

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