Deal history comparison #803

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Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Coordinates
Location
Bolívar, Carmen de Bolívar

Latitude
9.70475
Longitude
-75.175999
Target country
Colombia
Comment on location
Bolívar, Carmen de Bolívar Coordinates: 9.70475, -75.175999

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Bolívar, Carmen de Bolívar

Target country
Colombia
Comment on location
Bolívar, Carmen de Bolívar Coordinates: 9.70475, -75.175999

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
60,000
Comment on land area
The size might have increase because entreprises were purchasing all the smallholders' estates of this region (Carmen de Bolivar) from where these one have been expulsed by violence. For them it is very difficult to return and much of them prefer to sell their land.

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Food crops, Livestock

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Outright Purchase

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2008] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
In 2008, there was little production in the recent purchased lands because in a lot of cases the sale was not yet complete, for administrative reasans and because the region government tried to make it last. The lands that have been abandoned by peasants because of violence during the 80's and 90's are under administrative protection and cannot be sold without a permission.

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2008] In operation (production)
Comment on implementation status
In 2008, there was little production in the recent purchased lands because in a lot of cases the sale was not yet complete, for administrative reasans and because the region government tried to make it last. The lands that have been abandoned by peasants because of violence during the 80's and 90's are under administrative protection and cannot be sold without a permission.

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
60,000
Comment on land area
The size might have increase because entreprises were purchasing all the smallholders' estates of this region (Carmen de Bolivar) from where these one have been expulsed by violence. For them it is very difficult to return and much of them prefer to sell their land.

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Food crops, Livestock

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Outright Purchase

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2008] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
In 2008, there was little production in the recent purchased lands because in a lot of cases the sale was not yet complete, for administrative reasans and because the region government tried to make it last. The lands that have been abandoned by peasants because of violence during the 80's and 90's are under administrative protection and cannot be sold without a permission.

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2008] In operation (production)
Comment on implementation status
In 2008, there was little production in the recent purchased lands because in a lot of cases the sale was not yet complete, for administrative reasans and because the region government tried to make it last. The lands that have been abandoned by peasants because of violence during the 80's and 90's are under administrative protection and cannot be sold without a permission.

Number of jobs for foreigners created

Jobs created (foreign)
Yes
Current number of jobs (foreign)
3,000

Number of jobs for foreigners created

Jobs created (foreign)
Yes
Current number of jobs (foreign)
3,000

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
The source mentions two investors in particular because they are famous in the region : Agropecuario Carmen de Bolivar, Agropecuaria El Genesis. Apart these ones and other two (Invesa and Ivercampo), there other companies would have been created in 2008 little time before selling the land.

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
The source mentions two investors in particular because they are famous in the region : Agropecuario Carmen de Bolivar, Agropecuaria El Genesis. Apart these ones and other two (Invesa and Ivercampo), there other companies would have been created in 2008 little time before selling the land.

Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2009-01-01
Comment on data source
Las tierras de la posguerra: los nuevos dueños de los Montes de María, by Juanita León, 23 de Noviembre, 2009, la sillavacia

Data source #2

Data source type
Personal information
Includes in-country-verified information
Yes

Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2009-01-01
Comment on data source
Las tierras de la posguerra: los nuevos dueños de los Montes de María, by Juanita León, 23 de Noviembre, 2009, la sillavacia

Data source #2

Data source type
Personal information
Includes in-country-verified information
Yes

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Private (smallholders)

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Private (smallholders)

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Fodder Plants (unspecified)
Livestock area
Cattle

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Fodder Plants (unspecified)
Livestock area
Cattle

Overall comment

Overall comment
Import of error check - Reviewer's overview comment: The phenomena of massive land sales by small holders in the region of Carmen de Bolivar, which has been destructured by violence, have become a social and political problem. In October 2008, the government of Bolivar department freezed land sales to prevent peasants from loosing their estates. The website http://www.eltiempo.com/archivo/documento/CMS-4913389 at the moment is not enabled.

Overall comment

Overall comment
Import of error check - Reviewer's overview comment: The phenomena of massive land sales by small holders in the region of Carmen de Bolivar, which has been destructured by violence, have become a social and political problem. In October 2008, the government of Bolivar department freezed land sales to prevent peasants from loosing their estates. The website http://www.eltiempo.com/archivo/documento/CMS-4913389 at the moment is not enabled.