Wilmar International: Palm Oil in Uganda

Recent NGO reports from 2012 reveal that the World Bank provided millions of dollars in funding for palm oil expansion in forested islands off the coast of Lake Victoria in Kalangala, Uganda. The project is a joint venture between Wilmar International and BIDICO, an African oilseeds company. Within three months, the forest was destroyed and the Kalangala community in Uganda had lost its land.[1]

 

Update February 2015:

In February 2015, farmers presented a lawsuit against a joint venture co-owned by the oil palm giant Wilmar International. Supported by Friends of the Earth Europe, they are claiming restitution for their grabbed land and fair compensation for damages.[2]

 

[1] http://www.foei.org/en/media/land-grab

[2] http://www.foeeurope.org/uganda-palm-oil-court-land-grab-190215 

Affected topics
  • Human and Labour Rights
Directly and indirectly (through shareholding) involved companies Indirect investors through shareholding

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