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Deal #1151

Location #1

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Location
Dibombari, Cameroon

Target country
Cameroon
Comment on location
Mbambou as an additional location

Location #2

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Administrative region
Location
Mbongo, Cameroon

Target country
Cameroon
Comment on location
Edea as additional location

Location #3

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Administrative region
Location
Kribi, Cameroon

Target country
Cameroon

Location #4

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Administrative region
Location
Eseka, Cameroon

Target country
Cameroon

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
63763
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2005] 63763
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2014] 34600
Comment on land area
40% of planted area by smallholders on the estate. Cameroons largest producer of palm oil.

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Agriculture unspecified

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2000] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[1969] In operation (production)
Comment on implementation status
Previously government owned, started in 1969

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
On leased / purchased area
Yes
Comment on contract farming
40% of planted area by smallholders on the estate

Contract #1

Duration of the agreement (in years)
55

Operating company

Operating company
Comment on investment chain
privatised in 2000, (owns five plantations and 4 oil factories), SOCFIN through its subsidiary PalmCalm. The Bolloré group controls at least 80% of the palm oil production in Cameroon via this project.

 

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Data source #1

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

Data source #2

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2010-12-01
Comment on data source
The Impact of the Privatization of SOCAPALM on Communities and the Environment in Cameroon:Briefing paper

Data source #3

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
ECOFYS- Land grabs for biofuels driven by EU biofuels policies,By: Carlo Hamelinck, 2013

Data source #4

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Grain- Planet palm oil, September 2014

Data source #5

Data source type
Personal information
File
Date
2015-01-13
Includes in-country-verified information
Yes

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Limited consultation
Comment on consultation of local community
No consultation with the forest-dwelling Bagyeli people

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State
Comment on former land owner
The plantations were privatised in 2000 and sold to the Bolloré group

Former land cover

Former land cover
Forest land

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Oil Palm

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Domestic use
100

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
POL (Palm oil production)

Overall comment

Overall comment
Includes Société des Palmeraies de la Ferme Suisse (SPFS) – Palm’Or, which it acquired in 2001. Previously state-owned

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