Deal #1156

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Moungo, Cameroon

Target country
Cameroon
Location description
The Njombe Penja in the Moungou Division, Littoral of Cameroon is home to a lot of fertile lands since the 16thcentury because of its fertile soils.
Comment on location
Njombe in department of Moungo

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
4500.0
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[1991] 4500
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2014] 3000
[2019] 3530
Comment on land area
PHP in Njombe Penja occupies about 3530 hectares for banana cultivation, and yields up to 120 000 tons a year.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Food crops

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[1991] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[1991] In operation (production)
Comment on implementation status
Previously government owned

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Number of total jobs created

Jobs created (total)
Yes
Planned number of jobs (total)
6000
Comment on jobs created (total)
PHP employs over 6000 people.

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Data source #1

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

Data source #2

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

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Plantation de Haut Penja, Cameroon
Date
2019-01-02

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File

Negative impacts for local communities

Negative impacts for local communities
Environmental degradation
Socio-economic
Other
Comment on negative impacts for local communities
The health of the whole community is at risk because the spray of chemicals can be harmful to plants, animals, and water bodies. Others include Increase in Corruption/Co-optation of different actors, Loss of livelihood, Violations of human rights.

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Banana, Pineapple, Pepper

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Has export
Yes
Comment on use of produce
The company produce mainly bananas and pineapples to the EU market, and pepper sold in local markets. In 2017, PHP exported 175,272 tons of bananas compared with 172,440 tons in 2016.

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
No

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes

Source of water extraction

Source of water extraction
Surface water (Lake)

Overall comment

Overall comment
#4464 contains additional production activities by the company in Cameroon.

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