Deal #1419

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Ankazomborona, Madagascar

Target country
Madagascar
Comment on location
The Plantations are located 80 km from Mahajanga on the main tarmac road to Tana in the municipality of Amboromalandy, Boeny Region. Commune of ANKAZOMBORONA, district marovoay.

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
30000.0
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2012] 2000
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2013] 300
Comment on land area
According to Cotula et al, 5,000ha was in operation in 2010 before final signature on lease was set.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Biofuels, Food crops

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2012] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2009] In operation (production)
[2016] Project abandoned
Comment on implementation status
Operations started before contract was signed.

Leasing fees

Annual leasing fee
1
Annual leasing fee currency
US Dollar ($)
Annual leasing fee type
per ha
Comment on leasing fees
Fuelstock Ltd should pay property taxes to the municipality at a rate set by the local council (USD 1/ha). Information from unofficial sources.

Contract #1

Duration of the agreement (in years)
30

Number of total jobs created

Jobs created (total)
Yes
Planned number of jobs (total)
19000
Planned employees (total)
1000
Planned daily/seasonal workers (total)
18000

Operating company

Operating company
Name of investment project
Green Fuel

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Personal information
Comment on data source
Interview with manager

Data source #2

Data source type
Personal information
Includes in-country-verified information
Yes
Comment on data source
Perrine reviewed the MDG cases at the end of 2012 and sent email on 11 Sept with update on size under production

Data source #3

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2011-01-01
Comment on data source
After Daewoo? Current status and perspectives of large-scale land acquisitions in Madagascar by R. A. Ratsialonana, L. Ramarojohn , P. Burnod, A. Teyssier 2011.

Data source #4

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #5

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Alternatives to land acquisitions: Agricultural investment and collaborative business models by L. Cotula and R. Leonard

Data source #6

Data source type
Personal information
Date
2017-04-27
Includes in-country-verified information
Yes
Comment on data source
reviewed all the cases.

Data source #7

Data source type
Personal information
Date
2017-05-09
Comment on data source
Confirmed that the case is abandoned.

Data source #8

Data source type
Personal information
Date
2017-10-03
Comment on data source
Location information added

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)
Comment on consultation of local community
The mayor and local communities were involved during the entire phase of land surveying and demarcation. However, the company leases all the land, this is not held by the local farmers.

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Health
Education
Roads
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
Electrification, drinking water, roads, schools, health centres. It remains to be seen whether these hopes will be rewarded as the project enters its full operational phase.

Materialized benefits for local communities

Comment on materialized benefits for local communities
It remains to be seen whether these hopes will be rewarded as the project enters its full operational phase.

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Corn (Maize), Jatropha, Vegetables (unspecified)

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Has export
Yes
Comment on use of produce
Corn for domestic market, Indigo for export to Germany, Jatropha for domestic market (Rio Tinto mining co in Fort Dauphin, Southern Madagascar), Red chilli peppers for export to Dubai, India and La Reunion

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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