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Land grabbing occurs when land that was previously used by local communities is leased or sold to outside investors, including corporations and governments. 

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Wilmar International in Uganda
in focus
Wilmar International is developing palm oil plantations in biodiverse islands off the coast of Lake Victoria, Uganda. The project is being promoted as a poverty-reducing endeavour, yet it is causing displacement, food insecurity and deforestation.

Read more about the background to the case and watch videos of community members talk about their experiences of land grabbing in Uganda

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