The Political Ecology of Chinese Agriculture Investment in Uganda: The Case of Hanhe Farm

Image: Getty, Ispyfield
Image: Getty, Ispyfield

Hanhe Farm, located in the Nakaseke Administrative District, is the first private Chinese land-based agriculture enterprise in Uganda.

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 how the political and economic interests of international and national elite converge through formal and informal networks to access resources in violation of local communities’ social and ecological rights.

1 Oct 2014