Deal #1204

Location #1

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Administrative region
Location
Oromia, Ethiopia

Target country
Ethiopia

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
100000
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2008] 80000
Comment on land area
Project abandoned in 2012: Has returned the land to the Ethiopian government as it was deemed not good enough for the desired crops.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Biofuels, Food crops

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2008] Concluded (Contract signed)
[2012] Failed (Contract cancelled)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2008] In operation (production)
[2012] Project abandoned
Comment on implementation status
Company claimed that most of the land land was not suitable for agriculture.

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Contract #1

Duration of the agreement (in years)
45

Operating company

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
Media report
File
Date
2012-10-26
Comment on data source
Farmland grab- Indian firms reap bitter harvest in Africa

Data source #3

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

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-10-26
Comment on data source
Article on the company's withdrawal.

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2013-07-15
Comment on data source
Farmland Grab- Exim bank wary of lending as Indian land deals in Africa falter

Data source #6

Data source type
Personal information
Date
2014-05-23
Includes in-country-verified information
Yes

Data source #7

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
SOS FAIM-- Defis Sud- October 2014

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Community

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland
Shrub land/Grassland (Rangeland)

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Jatropha, Sun Flower

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Has export
Yes
Country 1
India
Comment on use of produce
Biofuel for export to India, edible oil for domestic use.

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
Biofuel and edible oil production

Overall comment

Overall comment
Might still have 10,000ha in Ethiopia.

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