Deal #1365

Location #1

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Exact location
Location
B8, Kenya

Latitude
-2.665332800000001
Longitude
40.1438713
Target country
Kenya

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
28991

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Biofuels, Food crops
Comment on intention of investment
crambe (cabbage), castor and sunflower

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease
Comment on nature of the deal
Land to be leased from Wachu ranch.

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2009] Intended (Under negotiation)
[2011] Failed (Negotiations failed)
Comment on negotiation status
Land was going to be leased by the directors of Wachu ranch to G4. Negotiations failed due to 'ecological reasons'

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File

Data source #2

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Publication title
Land Grab in Kenya: Implications for Small-holder Farmers. By P. Makutsa

Data source #3

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Publication title
Our land Our business- World Banks bad business in Kenya

Data source #4

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Publication title
The CDM in Africa- Why the carbon trading gamble and ‘Clean Development Mechanism’ won’t save the planet from climate change, and how African civil society is resisting

Displacement of people

Displacement of people
Yes
Comment on displacement of people
500 households

Promised or received compensation

Promised compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
Compensation to the households for their structures however no allocation of alternative land as the households do not have rights to the land.

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Private (large-scale farm)
Comment on former land owner
Wachu Ranch

Former land use

Former land use
Commercial (large-scale) agriculture

Former land cover

Former land cover
Shrub land/Grassland (Rangeland)

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Castor Oil Plant, Sun Flower, Vegetables (unspecified)

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
biofuel (factory for oil processing)

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes

Source of water extraction

Source of water extraction
Surface water (River)
Comment on source of water extraction
Tana River and harvested rain water

Overall comment

Overall comment
There were several environmental concerns regarding the project.

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