Deal history comparison #3020

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Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Bukaleba, Uganda

Target country
Uganda
Comment on location
Bugaleba, Mayuge district

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Bukaleba, Uganda

Target country
Uganda
Comment on location
Bugaleba, Mayuge district

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
10,054
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[1996] 5165
[2007] 9165
[2011] 10054
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2008] 2259
[2009] 2546
[2013] 4310
Comment on land area
FOEI claims 80,000-100,000ha. The total area is 9,165 ha, of which 4700 ha are plantable, 3,800ha for conservation, 165ha for infrastructure and roads and 500ha for community forest activities. Another report states 5780 ha for reforestation and 3385ha for conservation. Oakland Institute report states that total hectares investor has in Uganda is 11864ha between #3020 and #3156. Further expansion of 889ha in 2011. Company website states BFC has established forest plantations on 4,610 ha in Bukaleba CFR and 1,989 ha in Kachung CFR in Mayuge and Dokolo districts.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Timber plantation (for wood and fibre), For carbon sequestration/REDD, Conservation

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease
Comment on nature of the deal
Another data source states 49 year license.

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[1996] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
10,054
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[1996] 5165
[2007] 9165
[2011] 10054
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2008] 2259
[2009] 2546
[2013] 4310
Comment on land area
FOEI claims 80,000-100,000ha. The total area is 9,165 ha, of which 4700 ha are plantable, 3,800ha for conservation, 165ha for infrastructure and roads and 500ha for community forest activities. Another report states 5780 ha for reforestation and 3385ha for conservation. Oakland Institute report states that total hectares investor has in Uganda is 11864ha between #3020 and #3156. Further expansion of 889ha in 2011. Company website states BFC has established forest plantations on 4,610 ha in Bukaleba CFR and 1,989 ha in Kachung CFR in Mayuge and Dokolo districts.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Timber plantation (for wood and fibre), For carbon sequestration/REDD, Conservation

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease
Comment on nature of the deal
Another data source states 49 year license.

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[1996] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Contract #1

Duration of the agreement (in years)
50

Contract #1

Duration of the agreement (in years)
50

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Current number of jobs (domestic)
[2012] 600
Comment on jobs created (domestic)
A minority of those employed by the company are skilled workers earning incomes of $41.70– $46.90 per month. The majority are unskilled laborers earning around $26.70 per month. Employees state that salary payments are late and they are forced to buy safety equipment for themselves.

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Current number of jobs (domestic)
[2012] 600
Comment on jobs created (domestic)
A minority of those employed by the company are skilled workers earning incomes of $41.70– $46.90 per month. The majority are unskilled laborers earning around $26.70 per month. Employees state that salary payments are late and they are forced to buy safety equipment for themselves.

Operating company

Operating company

Operating company

Operating company

Data source #1

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Land, life and justice. How land grabbing in Uganda is affecting the environment, livelihoods and food sovereignty of communities

Data source #2

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #3

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #4

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
The Oakland Institute- The Darker Side of Green: Plantation Forestry and Carbon Violence in Uganda, November 2014

Data source #5

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
Green: at what price? Response from Green Resources

Data source #6

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2016-09-22
Comment on data source
Thomson Reuters Foundation- Green: at what price?

Data source #1

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Land, life and justice. How land grabbing in Uganda is affecting the environment, livelihoods and food sovereignty of communities

Data source #2

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #3

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #4

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
The Oakland Institute- The Darker Side of Green: Plantation Forestry and Carbon Violence in Uganda, November 2014

Data source #5

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
Green: at what price? Response from Green Resources

Data source #6

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2016-09-22
Comment on data source
Thomson Reuters Foundation- Green: at what price?

Data source #7

Data source type
Media report
File
Comment on data source
Ugandan forest villagers still waiting for the 'promised land'

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Not consulted
Comment on consultation of local community
Community members are not sure what is community land and what is company land. Members state they attend meetings when called upon but are not listened to.

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Rejection
Comment on community reaction
Many of those evicted, as well as those seeking to use land now licensed to Green Resources, report being subjected to physical violence at the hands of the police.

Displacement of people

Comment on displacement of people
8,000 villagers face profound disruptions to their livelihoods, including many experiencing forced evictions between #3020 and #3156. Communities also suffer from the corporate pollution of land and waterways by agrochemicals used in forestry plantations, resulting in crop losses and livestock deaths. There are four villages that remain located within the license area, and at least 12 adjacent to the land licensed to the company. Cows are confiscated if they graze on community land.

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Capacity Building
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
Green Resources engages in some community development activities, however these are largely disconnected from local villagers’ needs and aspirations. BFC distributes seedlings to community members for own planting

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Not consulted
Comment on consultation of local community
Community members are not sure what is community land and what is company land. Members state they attend meetings when called upon but are not listened to.

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Rejection
Comment on community reaction
Many of those evicted, as well as those seeking to use land now licensed to Green Resources, report being subjected to physical violence at the hands of the police. The President offered to give the communities 500ha back, but this has never happened.

Displacement of people

Comment on displacement of people
8,000 villagers face profound disruptions to their livelihoods, including many experiencing forced evictions between #3020 and #3156. Communities also suffer from the corporate pollution of land and waterways by agrochemicals used in forestry plantations, resulting in crop losses and livestock deaths. There are four villages that remain located within the license area, and at least 12 adjacent to the land licensed to the company. Cows are confiscated if they graze on community land.

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Health
Education
Capacity Building
Other
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
Green Resources engages in some community development activities, however these are largely disconnected from local villagers’ needs and aspirations. BFC distributes seedlings to community members for own planting. Potable water.

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State

Former land use

Former land use
Forestry
Comment on former land use
Villagers had access to grow food, graze animals, and engage in cultural practices.

Former land cover

Former land cover
Forest land
Comment on former land cover
Bukaleba Central Forest Reserve

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State

Former land use

Former land use
Forestry
Comment on former land use
Villagers had access to grow food, graze animals, and engage in cultural practices.

Former land cover

Former land cover
Forest land
Comment on former land cover
Bukaleba Central Forest Reserve

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Eucalyptus, Pine

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
Timber

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Eucalyptus, Pine

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Has export
Yes

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
Timber