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Kiboga community leaders sign a final agreement with the New Forests Company in Uganda.

Second Ugandan community reaches agreement with British company

In September 2011, Oxfam profiled a land deal in Uganda in which villagers were being evicted to make way for timber plantations. One of the affected communities, located in Uganda's Mubende...

The truth Behind the Brands

Feeding people doesn’t have to mean feeding climate change: 4 steps food companies can take to help stop climate change

No company is too big to listen to its customers.  When enough of us speak out, companies listen. Last year more than 400,000 of you called on companies to do more for women in their supply...

Members of the Mubende community

Mubende community in Uganda moves forward with implementation of agreement with New Forests Company

In July 2013, the Mubende community in Uganda signed an agreement with the New Forests Company through a process of mediation that was facilitated by the Office of the Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman...

A cocoa farmer with her crop

Campaigning on women's rights in 2013

How did we work with poor women to campaign for their rights? Chocolate is a $100 billion industry, but most cocoa farmers live on less than $2 a day. The top 3 chocolate companies - Mars,...

Coke listened graphic

World’s biggest sugar buyer, Coca-Cola, agrees zero tolerance to land grabs

In a landmark agreement, today Coca-Cola announced that they'd listened to the 225,000 people who asked them to make sure the sugar they buy isn't produced on land grabbed from some of the...

Taking Behind the Brands to Coca-Cola's HQ

Behind the Brands launch - a volunteer's point of view

By Ipek Gencsu, Oxfam GB volunteer Last week I took part in the launch of the latest action of the Behind the Brands Campaign (I'm in the grey suit!). Dressed up as 'sugar inspectors'...

Sprite and Coca-Cola in Cambodia

Blog Action Day: Do you have a flag? Land and human rights

In a brilliant sketch from his Dressed to Kill tour, Eddie Izzard satirises colonial land grabs. "We stole countries," he says, "that's how you start an empire." It turns...

Sugar inspectors from Bootham School in York (the historic home of Nestle!)

Today Bootham School in the city of York - the historic home of giant Nestle- is the first school in the country to show its support for Stop the Sugar Rush as part of Behind...

Stop the sugar rush

Behind the Brands presents...

First, a confession: I've got a very sweet tooth. I'll never say no to a can of Sprite or 7UP, and I love a mug of Ovaltine of an evening. Which is why, just like the family in this...

Tying up sugar cane at market

The countdown begins: 5 days until launch

On Wednesday 2nd October we're launching the next phase of Behind the Brands! The details are top-secret, but this exclusive teaser video gives a sneak preview of the campaign to come.  ...

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