Andrea lives in Kalangala, Uganda. On his 2 acres of land, he grows cassava, sweet potatoes, bananas, yams, passion fruit. He has 3 children and many grand children. Three generations of his family have worked and lived off the land. He has titles to the land and has been tempted to lease the land, but after he found that the land would be sterile after producing palm he decided to continue farming for food. He wants to protect his land and pass it on to future generations.
The Uganda Government’s willingness to allow foreign companies access to Ugandan land, and forest, is leading to the displacement of local communities and the destruction of their traditional way of life. The large-scale handover of the land they depend on threatens their livelihoods and infringes their basic human rights.
In Kalangala, Uganda, John Muniishya woke up one day to find bulldozers clearing his land to plant oil palms. John and his community have preserved their forests and lands for generations. Now their way of life is at risk. Help John. Join Friends of the Earth International, and take action to stop land grabbing in Uganda foei.org/landgrab
This video has been produced in association with the source project thesourcefilm.org for Friends of the Earth International.