Uganda: Oil palm plantations
Wilmar International, one of the largest oilseeds corporations in the world is developing palm oil plantations in biodiverse islands off the coast of Lake Victoria, Uganda. The project is a partnership of Wilmar with the Government of Uganda, the
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Kenyan oilseeds company Bidco. The first phase of the project was completed in 2011, and despite a number of social and environmental problems raised, the second phase of the project is currently going ahead. The second phase will expand palm oil plantations onto several more islands. The project is being promoted as a poverty-reducing endeavour, yet it is causing displacement, food insecurity and deforestation.
Watch these short, personal and moving testimonies by people affected by Wilmar's plantations on Kalangala.
Portraits of people affected by land grabbing and images from Kalangala.
This short fact sheet provides essential information about Wilmar's investors and their environmental and social commitments.
This fact sheet provides background information on the effects of palm oil plantations, land clearances and displacements in Kalangala, Uganda