Around the world, huge tracts of fertile land are being sold or rented at extremely low prices to produce food for export or bio-fuel, to extract resources or to resell the land on the financial market, like any other commodity. This action is severely threatening the environment, food sovereignty and the very lives of local communities.
It is now more than a decade that Ugandan communities are facing the challenge of land grabbing and land conflicts. Unlike in Ethiopia and Tanzania, in Ugandan land grabbing is less evident (no massive land eviction or flights with armed groups) but is taking different forms. In Ssi Sub-county in Buikwe district, the land under conflict covers an area called Nkakwa and has over 280 residents that are being evicted from their farming plots by the various stakeholders.