Land grabs at gunpoint: Thousands of families are being violently evicted from their farms in Uganda

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Houses in the middle of the sugarcane plantation. Photo credit: Witness Radio

GRAIN | 25 August 2020 [ES] [FR]

Land grabs at gunpoint: Thousands of families are being violently evicted from their farms in Uganda

An estimated 30,000 people in Kiryandongo district, Uganda are being violently evicted from their homes and farms to make way for the industrial farming projects of three foreign-owned companies — Agilis Partners, Kiryandongo Sugar and Great Season SMC.

This new report by GRAIN, Witness Radio and the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa, based on testimonies from local community members, exposes how the companies are displacing the communities from their lands with the active collaboration of private security firms, the army and the police.

Despite the powerful forces aligned against them, the communities are courageously struggling for justice.

Read the full report at: https://grain.org/e/6518

Original source: GRAIN
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