Deal #1202

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Gambella, Ethiopia

Target country
Ethiopia
Comment on location
Wanke kebele, Itang special district, Gambella Regional state

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
100000
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2010] 27000
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2013] 1000
3000

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Food crops, Non-food agricultural commodities
Comment on intention of investment
Initial focus on jatropha and oil seeds. Now focus on Maize and Rice with Mung Bean as a rotational crop. Cotton has also been successfully trialed.

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2010] Concluded (Contract signed)
[2016, current] Failed (Contract cancelled)
Comment on negotiation status
In April 2016, it was reported that BHO had its land lease terminated by the AILAA, after only developing 3,000 ha of the land area it leased

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2012] Project not started
[2013] In operation (production)
Comment on implementation status
Grain states this project is failed.

Leasing fees

Annual leasing fee
111
Annual leasing fee currency
Ethiopian Birr
Annual leasing fee type
per ha

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes
Comment on contract farming
Company to support local farmers with buy back agreements.

Contract #1

Duration of the agreement (in years)
25

Operating company

Operating company

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Contract
File
Date
2010-01-01
Open Contracting ID
ocds-591adf-7602403637
Comment on data source
Contract

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-09-27
Comment on data source
Nazret- BHO Bioproducts of India to Spend $120 Million on Ethiopia Farms

Data source #3

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-10-01
Comment on data source
BHO to Invest $120 Million in Ethiopia

Data source #5

Data source type
Personal information
File
Date
2014-05-21
Comment on data source
Data source- Ministry of Agriculture Ethiopia

Data source #6

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2015-01-01
Comment on data source
Farm land Grab- Local Ethiopians miss out as big agriculture firms struggle in Gambella

Data source #7

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2018-06-06
Comment on data source
Grain- Failed farmland deals: a growing legacy of disaster and pain

Data source #8

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Publication title
It’s time to end land grabs and establish food sovereignty in Gambela

Displacement of people

Comment on displacement of people
Grazing land has been lost and a cage has been placed around a water pump

Promised or received compensation

Promised compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
Investor promised to provide dams, water boreholes, power houses, irrigation system, roads, bridges, offices, residential buildings, fuel/power supply stations, hospital, educational facilities.

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Cereals (unspecified), Corn (Maize), Cotton, Rice

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Comment on use of produce
In 2013, all produce was sold locally.

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
A grain dryer and silo are being installed.

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes
Comment on water extraction envisaged
Rice rain-fed, cotton irrigated

Source of water extraction

Source of water extraction
Groundwater
Comment on source of water extraction
Company also has rights to use water from Baro river but does not envisage to use this.

Overall comment

Overall comment
P. Baumgartner mentions another 2 leases over 50,000ha each, multi-regional, signed in 2009 and 2010.

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