The political ecology of Chinese investment in Uganda: the case of Hanhe Farm

The political ecology of Chinese investment in Uganda: the case of Hanhe Farm

Hanhe Farm, located in the Nakaseke Administrative District, is the first private Chinese land-based agriculture enterprise in Uganda. This case can be used to examine the political context of land acquisition in Uganda, the ecological impact of land-use changes, and local community experiences and responses to conflicts over access to land and protection of ecological rights.

The research findings demonstrate bow the political and economic interests of international and national elite converge through fom1al and informal networks to access
resources in violation of local communities' social and ecological rights. It highlights governance failures that precipitate ecological destruction, entrench power imbalances, and promote marginalisation of local communities.

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