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)
10000.0
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
10,000
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. Another data source states 7100ha under contract.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Biofuels, Food crops, Renewable Energy

Negotiation status

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

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes
Comment on contract farming
Outgrowers will supply him with 60,000 tonnes of sugarcane. According to their website, in 2019, they had more than 6000 outgrowers.

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
10000.0
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
10,000
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. Another data source states 7100ha under contract.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Biofuels, Food crops, Renewable Energy

Negotiation status

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

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes
Comment on contract farming
Outgrowers will supply him with 60,000 tonnes of sugarcane. According to their website, in 2019, they had more than 6000 outgrowers.

Number of total jobs created

Jobs created (total)
Yes
Current number of employees (total)
[2019] 7000
Comment on jobs created (total)
7,000 employees.

Number of total jobs created

Jobs created (total)
Yes
Current number of employees (total)
[2019] 7000
Comment on jobs created (total)
7,000 employees.

Operating company

Operating company

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

Data source #7

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2,019
Comment on data source
Corporate Social Responsibility

Data source #8

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2,019
Comment on data source
website

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

Data source #7

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2,019
Comment on data source
Corporate Social Responsibility

Data source #8

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2,019
Comment on data source
website

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

Materialized benefits for local communities

Materialized benefits for local communities
Health
Education
Comment on materialized benefits for local communities
SCOUL operate 2 Nursery Schools, 13 Primary Schools and 1 Secondary School to provide education for more than 6,000 children from within our staff as well as the local population. It also has a hospital at Lugazi, in addition to 10 Dispensaries at various locations.

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

Materialized benefits for local communities

Materialized benefits for local communities
Health
Education
Comment on materialized benefits for local communities
SCOUL operate 2 Nursery Schools, 13 Primary Schools and 1 Secondary School to provide education for more than 6,000 children from within our staff as well as the local population. It also has a hospital at Lugazi, in addition to 10 Dispensaries at various locations.

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
Processing facilities / production infrastructure of the project (e.g. oil mill, ethanol distillery, biomass power plant etc.)
It has its own distillery established in 2014 that converts Molasses (a bye product) into industrial alcohol.

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
Processing facilities / production infrastructure of the project (e.g. oil mill, ethanol distillery, biomass power plant etc.)
It has its own distillery established in 2014 that converts Molasses (a bye product) into industrial alcohol.

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.