Ugandan farmers call on United Nations to sever ties with Bidco Africa

Bugala Farmers Association | 22 February 2016

 

Lake Victoria farmers cite Bidco land-grabbing, environmental destruction and human rights violations
BUGALA, Uganda, February 22, 2016/ — The Bugala Farmers Association has called on the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to sever its ties with Bidco Africa, a Kenya-based edible oil producer accused of land-grabbing, human rights violations and environmental disasters in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.
Over 100 farmers lost their land to Bidco when, in partnership with the local government, the company deforested more than 7,500 hectares (18,500 acres) of rain forest and smallholder farms on Bugala Island on Lake Victoria to make way for one of the largest palm oil plantations in Africa.

– See more at: http://www.farmlandgrab.org/post/view/25789-ugandan-farmers-call-on-united-nations-to-sever-ties-with-bidco-africa#sthash.bT3t1nGC.dpuf

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