36 Uganda farmers paid in Bidco project dispute

What you need to know:

  • Payoff follows mediation by the dispute resolution office of the World Bank’s IFC 
  • Out of the 36 farmers who were compensated, eight later rejected the deal and are expected to take their case to court this month.
  • Bidco was cleared of charges of environmental degradation by a Ugandan court.
  • However, the UNDP in 2016 said that there had been flaws in the process it used to admit the palm oil project

Farmers whose land was acquired for a controversial Bidco palm oil project in Uganda have been compensated.

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