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Deal #1363

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Garsen, Kenya

Target country
Kenya
Comment on location
Tana River Delta

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
160000
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2009] 160000
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2013] 10000
Comment on land area
60000ha for jatropha, 100000 for traditional purposes. Possibility of acquiring an additional 200 000 hectares.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Biofuels, Food crops, Livestock

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2009] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
Uncertainty around the environmental licensing process for this project- the region in which the company operates is high in biodiversity and home to various endangered species.

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2009] In operation (production)
[2013] Project abandoned
Comment on implementation status
Only 10 000 hectare pilot project has been planted. The project was abandoned due to local resistance where the community refused to move off the land as they were concerned about their grazing rights

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Contract #1

Duration of the agreement (in years)
45

Operating company

 

Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-11-30
Comment on data source
link broke

Data source #2

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2010-01-01
Comment on data source
Land Grab in Kenya: Implications for Small-holder Farmers

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2010-08-12

Data source #4

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Canada and the global land rush: Analysis of Canadian involvement in large-scale agricultural land acquisition in the Southern Hemisphere, April 2013

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2013-06-24
Comment on data source
Biofuels Digest- Bedford Biofuels pulls out of Kenyan biofuels project

Data source #6

Data source type
Other (Please specify in comment field)
File
Date
2014-09-02
Comment on data source
Environmental Justice Atlas website- Bedford Biofuels Jatropha, Tana Delta, Kenya

Promised or received compensation

Promised compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
Social responsibility projects have not taken off.

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Health
Other
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
Jobs, health facilities

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Private (large-scale farm)

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Jatropha, Food crops (unspecified)
Livestock area
Cattle

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Has export
Yes
Comment on use of produce
Biofuel for the European Market, food crops for the local market

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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