Deal history comparison #1958

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Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Mabira, Lubanyi, Uganda

Target country
Uganda
Comment on location
Mabira forest

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Mabira, Lubanyi, Uganda

Target country
Uganda
Comment on location
Mabira forest

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
7,186
Comment on land area
Originally in Mabira Forest, but opposition forced to come up with alternative on old sugar plantation land. Expansion plan still being debated.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Biofuels, Food crops

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2009] Intended (Under negotiation)
[2013] Intended (Under negotiation)
Comment on negotiation status
It appears the expansion plan into Mabira forest is still not off the table.

Land area

Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2007] 10000
Comment on land area
Originally in Mabira Forest, but opposition forced to come up with alternative on old sugar plantation land. Expansion plan still being debated.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Biofuels, Food crops

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
Concluded (Contract signed)
[2007] Intended (Under negotiation)
[2013] Intended (Under negotiation)
Comment on negotiation status
It appears the expansion plan into Mabira forest is still not off the table.

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes

Operating company

Operating company
Comment on investment chain
The Metha Group is the main shareholder of the Sugar Corporation of Uganda Ltd, which it established in 1924.

Operating company

Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File

Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2007-04-19
Comment on data source
statement of the president of Uganda

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2013-08-22

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2013-01-15

Data source #6

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-09-25

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Rejection
Comment on community reaction
rejection against negotiations concerning Mabira Forest that started in 2007 and seem to last, though the government claimed to propose another location for the company's expansion

Former land cover

Former land cover
Forest land

Former land cover

Former land cover
Forest land

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Sugar Cane

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
Sugar, alcohol, ethanol production

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Sugar Cane

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
Sugar, alcohol, ethanol production

Overall comment

Overall comment
Land is one third of national forests; deal stopped after opposition from environmentalists, public. The company is the majority shareholder in SCOUL (Sugar Corporation of Uganda Ltd), holding >11000ha. This company has been in operation since 1924.

Overall comment

Overall comment
Land is one third of national forests; deal stopped after opposition from environmentalists, public. The company is the majority shareholder in SCOUL (Sugar Corporation of Uganda Ltd), holding >11000ha. This company has been in operation since 1924.