Deal #1241

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Bench Maji, Ethiopia

Target country
Ethiopia
Comment on location
Mezenger, Metekel, and Bench-Maji zones of the Gambella, Benishangul-Gumuz, and South Ethiopia Peoples' States respectively

Location #2

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Benishangul-Gumuz, Ethiopia

Target country
Ethiopia

Location #3

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Metekel, Ethiopia

Target country
Ethiopia

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
250000.0
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2007] 250000
Comment on land area
Another data sources states 253000ha.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Biofuels, Food crops, Non-food agricultural commodities, Agriculture unspecified
Comment on intention of investment
Another data source states 250000ha under land however, 58000ha for oil palm, 100 000ha for jatropha, 85000ha for rubber and 25000 for tea. Whereas another data sources states 253000ha under contract, with 58000ha oil palm, 10000ha tea, 100000ha jatropha,85000 ha for rubber.

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2007] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2008] Startup phase (no production)
Project abandoned

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Current number of jobs (domestic)
50000
Comment on jobs created (domestic)
The project directly employs 50,000 and indirectly benefits 350,000 others.

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
AgriNexus will be providing consultancy, technical, and training services to the company for the project for the coming five years. MIDROC conglomerate (Mohamed Al Amoudi) is majority owner of Horizon Plantations. Jemal Ahmed (General Manager of Horizon) is minority shareholder.

 

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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
2011-01-01

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Comment on data source
URL does not work

Data source #4

Data source type
Government sources
File
Comment on data source
Ethiopian Investment Agency

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2009-01-25
Comment on data source
Farmland Grab- Al-Amoudi plans largest agro investment

Data source #6

Data source type
Media report
File
Comment on data source
Bloomberg Business -- Company Overview of Horizon Plantation Ethiopia Plc

Data source #7

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2008-01-23
Comment on data source
Ethiopia Horizon Plantation, Malaysian company sign cooperation accord

Data source #8

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Ethiopian Investment Agency- Investment Opportunity Profile for Palm Oil Production, January 2012

Data source #9

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Publication title
Communities in Africa fight back against the land grab for palm oil
Date
2019-09-19

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Education
Other
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
Residential units

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Jatropha, Oil Palm, Rubber tree, Tea

In country processing of produce

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

How much water is extracted?

Comment on how much water is extracted
ETH

Overall comment

Overall comment
AgriNexus will be providing consultancy, technical, and training services to the company for the project for the coming five years(2008-2012). There has been no further information on the negotiation or implementation status of this case since 2007.

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