Deal history comparison #3811

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Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Kudamaduwa, Sri Lanka

Target country
Sri Lanka

Location #2

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Buttala, Sri Lanka

Target country
Sri Lanka

Location #3

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Lunugamvehera National Park, Tanamalwila, Sri Lanka

Target country
Sri Lanka

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Kudamaduwa, Sri Lanka

Target country
Sri Lanka

Location #2

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Buttala, Sri Lanka

Target country
Sri Lanka

Location #3

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Lunugamvehera National Park, Tanamalwila, Sri Lanka

Target country
Sri Lanka

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2011] 75
Comment on land area
According to a statement by Dole Lanka, the company "leases less than 75 hectares of land for cultivation" and "has entered into cultivation agreements for approximately 2300 hectares" (http://business-humanrights.org/sites/default/files/media/documents/dole-statement-re-sri-lanka-12-sep-2011.doc). Media reports speak of up to 62500 hectares acquired by Dole.

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Food crops

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease
Comment on nature of the deal
Dole Lanka states that it has entered into cultivation agreements and lease contracts.

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
Concluded (Contract signed)

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower, in ha)
2,300
Comment on contract farming
Dole "has entered into cultivation agreements for approximately 2300 hectares" (http://business-humanrights.org/sites/default/files/media/documents/dole-statement-re-sri-lanka-12-sep-2011.doc).

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2011] 75
[2017] 844
Comment on land area
According to a statement by Dole Lanka, the company "leases less than 75 hectares of land for cultivation" and "has entered into cultivation agreements for approximately 2300 hectares" (http://business-humanrights.org/sites/default/files/media/documents/dole-statement-re-sri-lanka-12-sep-2011.doc). Media reports speak of up to 62500 hectares acquired by Dole.

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Food crops

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease
Comment on nature of the deal
Dole Lanka states that it has entered into cultivation agreements and lease contracts.

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
Concluded (Contract signed)

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower, in ha)
2,300
Comment on contract farming
Dole "has entered into cultivation agreements for approximately 2300 hectares" (http://business-humanrights.org/sites/default/files/media/documents/dole-statement-re-sri-lanka-12-sep-2011.doc).

Number of total jobs created

Jobs created (total)
Yes
Comment on jobs created (total)
Terminated a contract with a sub contractor because of lack of transparency in their payments with their laborers.

Operating company

Operating company

Operating company

Operating company
Comment on investment chain
Local subsidiaries are Letsgrow (Pvt) Ltd and Ranabima (Pvt) Ltd

Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2011-09-05

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2011-11-10

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-01-01

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-06-14

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2011-08-21
Comment on data source
This report states that Dole has acquired 62500 hectares of land in Sri Lanka

Data source #6

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2011-09-12
Comment on data source
Statement by Dole regarding the areas it opertes on

Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2011-09-05

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2011-11-10

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-01-01

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-06-14

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2011-08-21
Comment on data source
This report states that Dole has acquired 62500 hectares of land in Sri Lanka

Data source #6

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2011-09-12
Comment on data source
Statement by Dole regarding the areas it opertes on

Data source #7

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2017-01-27

Data source #8

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2017-01-27

Data source #9

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2011-11-27

Data source #10

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2016-08-27

How did the community react?

Comment on community reaction
Dole was heavily critized by environmentalists and media in 2011 for clearing land in the Somawathiya national park. It claims to have stopped its operations in this area.

Consultation of local community

Comment on consultation of local community
There are complaints about Dole forcibly acquiring 1,000 acres or 405 ha of land

How did the community react?

Comment on community reaction
Dole was heavily critized by environmentalists and media in 2011 for clearing land in the Somawathiya national park. It claims to have stopped its operations in this area.

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State

Former land cover

Former land cover
Forest land

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State

Former land cover

Former land cover
Forest land

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Banana

Use of produce

Has export
Yes

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Banana

Use of produce

Has export
Yes

Overall comment

Overall comment
Operation in the national park was canceled due to environmental effect (2016)