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A new report by Friends of the Earth
reveals widespread violations of people’s rights and environmental destruction from a land grab initially funded by the World Bank (WB)
The WB had historically provided millions of dollars in funding and technical support to palm oil expansion in forested islands off the coast of Lake Victoria in Kalangala. Nearly 10,000 hectares have already been planted covering almost a quarter of the land area of the islands. Even if the Bank has since disassociated itself from the project, the land grabs continue.