Deal #1232

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Holeta, Ethiopia

Target country
Ethiopia
Comment on location
Holeta (comprising of two farms) is 40 km from Addis Abeba.

Location #2

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Bishoftu, Ethiopia

Target country
Ethiopia
Comment on location
Debre Zeit is 45 km from Addis Abeba.

Location #3

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Koka, Ethiopia

Target country
Ethiopia
Comment on location
Koka is 100 km from Addis Abeba.

Location #4

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Tikur Wuha Dam, Ethiopia

Target country
Ethiopia
Comment on location
Tikur Wuha (2 farms) is 260 km from Addis Abeba.

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
150
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2008] 150
Comment on land area
Six farms in total. Greenhouse on one of the farms in the Tikur Wuha area has 22 hectares under production.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Food crops, Non-food agricultural commodities
Comment on intention of investment
More than 100 varieties of vegetables, fruits and flowers are grown all year round.

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2008] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
Four of the farms were purchased from Jan Prins, from the Netherlands, in 2008. The contract for the fifth and sixth farm was also signed in 2008.

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2008] In operation (production)
Comment on implementation status
The company is currently producing in greenhouses and on open fields. The company is considering using stonewool substrates in production. Trials have started on 0.25 hectares of land.

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
Company was started in 2006.

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Comment on data source
Zoom Info- Jittu Horticulture P.L.C

Data source #2

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
Jittu Website

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2015-03-03
Comment on data source
Farmland Grab- Militarization and alternative biofuel drives Ethiopian land-grab

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Comment on data source
LANDNAHME ÄTHIOPIEN, Michele Borzoni/TerraProject / Agentur Focus

Data source #5

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Green Farming - Dutch know-how and technology for durable quality. Nine best practices in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania.

Data source #6

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Ethiopia Investment Overview. May 2013.

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Private (large-scale farm)
Community

Former land use

Former land use
Commercial (large-scale) agriculture
Smallholder agriculture

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland
Marginal land

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Banana, Bean, Flowers (unspecified), Fruit (unspecified), Herbs (unspecified), Roses, Tomatoes, Vegetables (unspecified), Pepper

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Has export
Yes
Country 1
Saudi Arabia
Country 2
United Arab Emirates
Comment on use of produce
European and Middle East Markets. Local markets comprise of hotels and restaurants in Addis Abeba and shops in the areas of production.

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
Packaging plants for the exportation of the produce.

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes
Comment on water extraction envisaged
Drip irrigation on the farms.

Source of water extraction

Source of water extraction
Groundwater
Surface water (Lake)
Comment on source of water extraction
Tikur Wuha Dam

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