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Deal #1141

Location #1

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Coordinates
Location
Nkoteng, Cameroon

Latitude
4.436566081273388
Longitude
12.063340044238316
Target country
Cameroon
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
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
6720
[2006] 11980
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.

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Food crops

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
[1965] In operation (production)
Comment on implementation status
Previously government owned, started in 1965. The contract states that the lease is cancelled if the company has not developed the land within 5 years from signing the lease (2006).

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

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
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.

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

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

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State

Former land use

Former land use
Commercial (large-scale) agriculture

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland

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

Overall comment

Overall comment
Previously state-owned operation

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