Noar Natolo e Scovia Bulyaba são tecelãs e fazem parte da comunidade de Nagoje, localizada na floresta de Mabira, em Uganda. Para complementar sua renda, elas coletam folhas de palmeiras e tecem tapetes que posteriormente são tingidos com produtos naturais.
Kampala. Advocates for Natural Resources and Development, an advocacy organisation, have blamed government for licensing quack Chinese investors who have invested in mineral extraction activities that have caused environment destruction and affected surface rights of people whose land falls within licensed areas.
When countries revise their land and forest tenure laws, whereby rights are granted to people who depend on forests for their livelihoods, one goal is to reduce disputes over land and resources.
Despite this, conflicts persist, and sometimes new ones arise: why?
Land theft from widows in Uganda is common but the tide is now changing
“You must leave, or we will kill you and cut up your children.”
When Proscovia’s husband of twenty years died of cancer in 2013, his family forcibly removed her from the land he’d left behind for her to raise their three children on.
A fledgling pressure group of journalists, researchers and community workers is taking a message to Ugandan rural communities to save the trees.
The group is fighting the rapid destruction of trees in the region that was once the epicenter of a twenty-year war that had left a legacy of poverty and fragile land rights.
KAMPALA – Rural women farmers have asked government to create more awareness about land registration processes and land rights Issues in order to save many from land grabbers.