Deal history comparison #3771

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Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Kade, Ghana

Target country
Ghana
Comment on location
The Kwae estate is located near Kade, in the Eastern Region of Ghana, and has a total concession of 8,953 ha, of which approximately 5,205 ha are developed. The second industrial plantation is the Okumaning estate which has a total concession of 5200 ha, of which about 2,500 ha have been developed.

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Kade, Ghana

Target country
Ghana
Comment on location
The Kwae estate is located near Kade, in the Eastern Region of Ghana, and has a total concession of 8,953 ha, of which approximately 5,205 ha are developed. The second industrial plantation is the Okumaning estate which has a total concession of 5200 ha, of which about 2,500 ha have been developed.

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
21,000
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2013] 21000
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2013] 8000

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Agriculture unspecified

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[1995] In operation (production)
Comment on implementation status
Plantation started in 1975 as state-owned operation

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
On leased / purchased area
Yes
On leased / purchased area (in ha)
13,000
On leased / purchased farmers
7,000
Not on leased / purchased farmers (out-grower)
7,000
Comment on contract farming
provides financial and technical support to 7,000 farmers, who cultivate a total of 13,700 hectares of oil palm.

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
21,000
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2013] 21000
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2013] 8000

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Agriculture unspecified

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[1995] In operation (production)
Comment on implementation status
Plantation started in 1975 as state-owned operation

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
On leased / purchased area
Yes
On leased / purchased area (in ha)
13,000
On leased / purchased farmers
7,000
Not on leased / purchased farmers (out-grower)
7,000
Comment on contract farming
provides financial and technical support to 7,000 farmers, who cultivate a total of 13,700 hectares of oil palm.

Number of total jobs created

Jobs created (total)
Yes
Current number of jobs (total)
[2013] 2880
Comment on jobs created (total)
The company, employing 2,880 workers in the peak season

Number of total jobs created

Jobs created (total)
Yes
Current number of jobs (total)
[2013] 2880
Comment on jobs created (total)
The company, employing 2,880 workers in the peak season

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
In 1995, GOPDC was privatised and sa Siat nv of Belgium acquired 60 % of the company through Siat (Ghana) Ltd, a joint venture company with SSNIT and ATMF (Ghana) Ltd. It now holds 100%.

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
In 1995, GOPDC was privatised and sa Siat nv of Belgium acquired 60 % of the company through Siat (Ghana) Ltd, a joint venture company with SSNIT and ATMF (Ghana) Ltd. It now holds 100%.

Data source #1

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report

Data source #1

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State

Former land use

Former land use
Commercial (large-scale) agriculture

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State

Former land use

Former land use
Commercial (large-scale) agriculture

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Oil Palm

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
GOPDC runs a refinery/fractionation plant with a capacity of 100 tonnes per day. GOPDC has an aggregate storage capacity of 16,000 tonnes both at Kwae, which is located near Kade in the Eastern Region of Ghana, and Tema.

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Oil Palm

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
GOPDC runs a refinery/fractionation plant with a capacity of 100 tonnes per day. GOPDC has an aggregate storage capacity of 16,000 tonnes both at Kwae, which is located near Kade in the Eastern Region of Ghana, and Tema.