Deal #1141

Location #1

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Coordinates
Location
Nkoteng, Cameroon

Latitude
4.436566081273388
Longitude
12.063340044238316
Target country
Cameroon
Area in operation
Comment on location
Haute-Sanaga Region- Simbane village, in the district of Lembe-Yezoum at a place called Messassa, Mvan Village, Ouassa village, Ebometende village and Elap Village.

Location #2

Spatial accuracy level
Coordinates
Location
M'Bandjock, Cameroon

Latitude
4.432996999999999
Longitude
11.98415799999998
Target country
Cameroon
Comment on location
Haute-Sanaga Region- the Biboto and Ndo village.

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
25000.0
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
6720
[2006] 11980
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2017] 24442
Comment on land area
One source states area under contract is 18700 hectares. Contract states 11980 hectares.Original land size under government plantation was 6720hectares. The company was granted an additional 5260hectares thus bringing the total size for the land deal up to 11980 hectares. Another data source states size under contract is 12000ha. Still, other data sources state a size of 21500ha while the forest atlas of 2016 shows a surface of 64815ha

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Biofuels, Food crops, Renewable Energy

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2006] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
prolongable

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2006] In operation (production)
Comment on implementation status
Previously government owned, started in 1965.

Leasing fees

Annual leasing fee
77354860
Annual leasing fee currency
CFA Franc BEAC
Annual leasing fee type
for specified area
Comment on leasing fees
77354860 FCFA/year for area of 11980ha: 40% to state, 40% to municipalities 20% to villages

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Contract #1

Duration of the agreement (in years)
99

Number of total jobs created

Jobs created (total)
Yes
Current number of employees (total)
[2012] 9000
Current number of daily/seasonal workers (total)
[2012] 7000

Operating company

Operating company
Comment on investment chain
Sosucam is the largest sugar company in Cameroon

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Contract
File
Open Contracting ID
ocds-591adf-9567618839
Comment on data source
Contract

Data source #2

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
Somdiaa Website

Data source #3

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
Somdiaa website

Data source #4

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2014-11-03
Comment on data source
Commercial Farms in Africa- received from Ward.

Data source #5

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Agro-industrial investments in Cameroon Large-scale land acquisitions since 2005, Samuel Nguiffo and Michelle Sonkoue Watio

Recognitions status of community land tenure

Recognition status of community land tenure
Community traditional or customary rights not recognized by government

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Limited consultation

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Mixed reaction

Presence of land conflicts

Presence of land conflicts
No

Displacement of people

Comment on displacement of people
The Biboto village, Ndo village, Simbane village, Mvan Village, Ouassa village, Elap Village, Ebometende village and in the district of Lembe-Yezoum at a place called Messassa

Negative impacts for local communities

Negative impacts for local communities
Environmental degradation

Promised or received compensation

Promised compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
Original land size under government plantation was 6720hectares. The company was granted an additional 5260 hectares thus bringing the total size for the land deal up to 11980 hectares. In terms of the contract the company has to pay 186 659 150 FCFA to the displaced communities.

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Health
Education

Materialized benefits for local communities

Materialized benefits for local communities
Education
Community shares in the investment project
Comment on materialized benefits for local communities
In 2013 SOSUCAM constructed 6 bore holes for the community, awarded school utilities to best students in some schools and paid the salaries of some contract teachers.

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State
Comment on former land owner
Previously government owned plantation which started production in 2006.

Former land use

Former land use
Commercial (large-scale) agriculture

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland
Forest land

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Sugar Cane

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Has export
Yes
Comment on use of produce
Extra refined sugar exported to Tchad

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
Sugar production

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes
Comment on water extraction envisaged
A project to acquire a modern irrigation system was launched since 2015 by sosucam which aimed at irrigating 5000 hectares

Source of water extraction

Source of water extraction
Surface water (River)
Comment on source of water extraction
River Mekono , river Nia and river Sanaga are the main source of water.

How much water is extracted?

Comment on how much water is extracted
sosucam has a water pumping station in Mbandjock and 2 water towers of 350 and 450 m3

Overall comment

Overall comment
Previously state-owned operation

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