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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...

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...

You spoke. Pepsi listened.

Pushing PepsiCo to the Max on land grabs

When enough of us speak out, companies listen. Today PepsiCo proved this. The second biggest food and beverage company in the world has committed to put its full weight behind preventing land...

Campaigners outside the ABF AGM

Campaign action report: Associated British Foods AGM

Last Friday might not have been a big date on everyone's festive calendar, but for Oxfam supporters from around the UK it was time to join one yearly party in style: the Annual General Meeting...

ABF

ABF: Time to show leadership on land rights for poor communities

A group of Oxfam supporters is outside Associated British Foods' Annual General Meeting this morning. We're asking ABF to introduce new policies, applied across its operations and supply...

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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...

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...

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What do the brands say? Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Associated British Foods react to our campaign

Yesterday, Oxfam launched a new campaign focussing on how sugar production worldwide leads to land grabs - when poor communities are kicked off their land so big companies can grow cash crops. Our...

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...

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