Deal history comparison #807

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Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Sucre, Ovejas

Target country
Colombia
Comment on location
Sucre, Ovejas Coordinates: 9.53304035644, -75.2096557617

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Sucre, Ovejas

Target country
Colombia
Comment on location
Sucre, Ovejas Coordinates: 9.53304035644, -75.2096557617

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
3,000
Comment on land area
The source speaks about massive sale of estates by small and medium holders in the region of Montes de Maria and Catatumbo. These are regions affected by violence where a lot of producers were displaced. The state freezed transactions on this lands and put them under the protection of the Programa de Proteccion de Tierras. Now, much of displaced peasants don't want or cannot return and they sell their estates a little price to companies which benefit from this context. Much of them are from the region of Antioqua. The article gives the case of a municipe (Ovejas) where 3000 ha would have been sold in 2008, including 1200 to the Arepas Don Pancho company. This land corresponded to a farm namend Europa but were hold by 1200 families. Thomas Including 1200 ha purchased by the company Arepas Don Pancho

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Food crops

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Outright Purchase

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2008] Concluded (Oral Agreement)

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
3,000
Comment on land area
The source speaks about massive sale of estates by small and medium holders in the region of Montes de Maria and Catatumbo. These are regions affected by violence where a lot of producers were displaced. The state freezed transactions on this lands and put them under the protection of the Programa de Proteccion de Tierras. Now, much of displaced peasants don't want or cannot return and they sell their estates a little price to companies which benefit from this context. Much of them are from the region of Antioqua. The article gives the case of a municipe (Ovejas) where 3000 ha would have been sold in 2008, including 1200 to the Arepas Don Pancho company. This land corresponded to a farm namend Europa but were hold by 1200 families. Thomas Including 1200 ha purchased by the company Arepas Don Pancho

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Food crops

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Outright Purchase

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2008] Concluded (Oral Agreement)

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
According to the source, the Arepas Don Pancho is an informal firm because it is not registered in the town of Medellin. A lot of the investors which sell the lands of regions affected by violence are the product of opportunistic strategies.

Operating company

Operating company
Comment on investment chain
According to the source, the Arepas Don Pancho is an informal firm because it is not registered in the town of Medellin. A lot of the investors which sell the lands of regions affected by violence are the product of opportunistic strategies.

Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2009-01-01
Comment on data source
"Masiva compra de tierras a víctimas en Montes de María y Catatumbo; las pagan por debajo de su valor", by Marisol Gómez Giraldo, eltiempo.com, 29 de marzo de 2009

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
"Masiva compra de tierras a víctimas en Montes de María y Catatumbo; las pagan por debajo de su valor", by Marisol Gómez Giraldo, eltiempo.com, 29 de marzo de 2009

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

Overall comment

Overall comment
Import of error check - Coordinator's overview comment: Issue with size. Review all comments. Import of error check - Reviewer's overview comment: Like in much cases with issues, this is about the surface of land exactly hold by "investors". In this case (related with the cases 801 & 803), the 1200 ha owned by Arepas Don Pancho are not based upon an official source (but upon a local testimony). Moreover, the problem exceeds the 3000 ha of sold land mentioned for a specific municipality, but concerns all the land abandoned by peasants displaced by violence, at the scale of the country. The land protection program, which depends of the presidency, freezed transactions upon more than 3 millions of ha. Much of this land could be appropriated by opportunist actors, sometimes through violence.

Overall comment

Overall comment
Import of error check - Coordinator's overview comment: Issue with size. Review all comments. Import of error check - Reviewer's overview comment: Like in much cases with issues, this is about the surface of land exactly hold by "investors". In this case (related with the cases 801 & 803), the 1200 ha owned by Arepas Don Pancho are not based upon an official source (but upon a local testimony). Moreover, the problem exceeds the 3000 ha of sold land mentioned for a specific municipality, but concerns all the land abandoned by peasants displaced by violence, at the scale of the country. The land protection program, which depends of the presidency, freezed transactions upon more than 3 millions of ha. Much of this land could be appropriated by opportunist actors, sometimes through violence.