Deal history comparison #3215

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Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Yalusaka, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Target country
Congo, Dem. Rep.

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Yalusaka, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Target country
Congo, Dem. Rep.

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
9,837
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[1985] 9837
Comment on land area
4,283 for plantations, not all productive

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Non-food agricultural commodities

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[1985] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
Year is estimate. Most of the plantations were owned by the conglomerate Société Générale de Belgique, which sold off all its plantations in the 1980's, when Suez took over, to the Blattner Group (Agricom, SCAM, Busira-Lomami, Société de Cultures au Congo (Binga), GAP, etc.).

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
On leased / purchased area
Yes
On leased / purchased area (in ha)
3,029
On leased / purchased farmers
1,530
Comment on contract farming
3029ha by 1530 sharecroppers

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
9,837
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[1985] 9837
Size in operation (production, in ha)
5,643
Comment on land area
5.643 ha producing divided as such: 2.190 ha in the Tshuapa sector, 2.170 ha in the Mokombe sector, 1.283 ha in the Lomela sector.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Non-food agricultural commodities

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[1985] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
Year is estimate. Most of the plantations were owned by the conglomerate Société Générale de Belgique, which sold off all its plantations in the 1980's, when Suez took over, to the Blattner Group (Agricom, SCAM, Busira-Lomami, Société de Cultures au Congo (Binga), GAP, etc.).

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
On leased / purchased area
Yes
On leased / purchased area (in ha)
3,029
On leased / purchased farmers
1,530
Comment on contract farming
3029ha by 1530 sharecroppers. Another source mentions 2.405 ha of tapped rubber trees in village cooperatives and 1360 sharecroppers.

Number of total jobs created

Jobs created (total)
Yes
Current number of jobs (total)
243
Comment on jobs created (total)
BLE employs 243 contractual workers, 1,530 sharecroppers, 1,358 independent workers and 1,198 external suppliers of rubber.

Number of total jobs created

Jobs created (total)
Yes
Current number of jobs (total)
243
Comment on jobs created (total)
BLE employs 243 contractual workers, 1,530 sharecroppers, 1,358 independent workers and 1,198 external suppliers of rubber. Another source mentions 324 permanent employees and 800 temporary independent workers.

Operating company

Operating company

Data source #1

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report

Data source #3

Data source type
Other (Please specify in comment field)
File
Comment on data source
World Bank report Potential Impacts of Agriculture Development on the Forest Cover in the Congo Basin by E. Tollens (2010)

Data source #1

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #2

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
World Bank report Potential Impacts of Agriculture Development on the Forest Cover in the Congo Basin by E. Tollens (2010)

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Rubber tree

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
crumb rubber

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Rubber tree

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
crumb rubber

Overall comment

Overall comment
Most of the plantations were owned by the conglomerate Société Générale de Belgique, which sold off all its plantations in the 1980's, when Suez took over, to the Blattner Group (Agricom, SCAM, Busira-Lomami, Société de Cultures au Congo (Binga), GAP, etc.).

Overall comment

Overall comment
Most of the plantations were owned by the conglomerate Société Générale de Belgique, which sold off all its plantations in the 1980's, when Suez took over, to the Blattner Group (Agricom, SCAM, Busira-Lomami, Société de Cultures au Congo (Binga), GAP, etc.).