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Media Ref # CIC-WZAUQDP
Media Name: Landgrabbing in Uganda
Author: FoEI/ATI and Jason Taylor
Copyright: FoEI/ATI and Jason Taylor
Added Date: 27/12/2012
License Type: Rights Managed
Release Status: No Release  
Description: John Muyisha and his community in Kalangala, Uganda, have lost their land. One day BIDCO, a Kenyan company, arrived and told him that the land was now theirs and he would have to vacate it. Within days, bulldozers turned up and flattened the ancient forest and, with it, his coffee plantation. The company offered him one million shillings (€300) and one acre of land, later changed to three acres and no money, but he refused. ES John Muyiisha y su comunidad en Kalangala, Uganda, perdieron su tierra. Un día, la empresa keniata BIDCO llegó y les dijo que la tierra ya no les pertenecía. Vinieron con excavadoras y aplanaron el antiguo bosque y con él las plantaciones de café de John. La empresa plantó palma aceitera en su lugar. Al quedarse con tan solo 1 hectárea de tierra para sobrevivir, John y su comunidad ahora luchan por el derecho a su tierra.
Keywords: landgrab landgrabbing FoEI landgrab campaign Jason Taylor Kalangala Uganda forest destruction deforestation