Deal #1201

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Metekel, Ethiopia

Target country
Ethiopia
Comment on location
Benshangul Gumuz region: Metekel Zone in Dandure Woreda, covers 4 Kebeles namely Jantaya, Gublak, Dabata, Dilkanbikokil, Jarduban Coordinates: 11.517059, 35.76255

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
80000.0
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
80000

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Biofuels

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
Project abandoned
Comment on implementation status
The project stopped operations after clearing 60 hectares of land for trial plantation. One of the reasons for stopping the operation was that the land was not suitable for growing jatropha. Afterwards, Sun Biofuels went bankrupt. National Biofuels Corporation has aparently moved to the SNNPR state where it has not yet started operation

Leasing fees

Annual leasing fee
25
Annual leasing fee currency
Ethiopian Birr
Annual leasing fee type
per ha
Comment on leasing fees
information from research paper

Contract #1

Duration of the agreement (in years)
50

Operating company

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2008-01-01
Comment on data source
"Rapid Assessment of Biofuels Development Status in Ethiopia And Proceedings of the National Workshop on Environmental Impact Assessment and Biofuels" by Melca, 2008.

Data source #2

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2010-01-01
Comment on data source
"Africa: up for grabs : The scale and impact of land grabbing for agrofuels" by FRIENDS OF THE EARTH AFRICA AND FRIENDS OF THE EARTH EUROPE

Data source #3

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
Date
2010-01-01
Comment on data source
FIAN "Land Grab Study" by A. Graham, S. Aubry, R. Kunnemann, S.M. Suarez http://www.fian.org/resources/documents/others/report-on-land-grabbing/pdf

Data source #4

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2010-01-01

Data source #5

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Digest of Ethiopia's national policies, Strategies and Programs by T. Assefa

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Community

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture
Pastoralism

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland
Shrub land/Grassland (Rangeland)

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Jatropha

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
AGF (Agrofuel production)

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