World Rainforest Movement

Wilmar International: Destroying lives for profit

PeA_Wilmar_thThe radio program Growing Voices, from Radio Mundo Real, discusses the impacts of the highly criticized Wilmar International, one of the largest palm oil corporations in the world. The program looks closer at the case of Kalangala in Uganda, where over one-hundred Ugandan small-scale farmers were evicted, and their lands grabbed by Oil Palm Uganda Limited, a subsidiary of Bidco Uganda Ltd –  which in turn is a venture co-owned by Wilmar International. Farmers have presented a lawsuit in March 2015, claiming compensation for their lost lands and the damages caused.

You can hear the program in English here: