One day, a Kenyan company called BIDCO, arrived and told him that the land was now theirs. Bulldozers came and flattened the ancient forest and John’s coffee plants. BIDCO planted oil palms in their place.
With just 2 acres left to make a living, John and his community are now fighting for the right to their land.
With the support of Friends of the Earth Uganda, the Kalangala community are launching a legal challenge against the companies involved in this land grab.
Forests have been torn down, people’s livelihoods disregarded and devastated for the short-term profit of the climate-destructive oil palm industry. Your contribution will mean that the communities directly affected in Kalangala are given a real chance to launch a legal challenge against those responsible for taking their land, regain their traditional use of this land, and receive meaningful compensation.
Anne van Schaik, Friends of the Earth Europe
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