Deal #1425

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Haute Matsiatra, Madagascar

Target country
Madagascar
Comment on location
Haute Matsiatra, Fenoarivo

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
3000
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2007] 3000
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2010] 1000
[2012] 420
Comment on land area
Another source states 1000ha size under contract. Another source states 450ha planted. Company website states "Already three years after project start in 2007 approximately 1,000 hectares were cultivated with Jatropha plants within this project. "

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Biofuels, Food crops
Comment on intention of investment
Research and development plantations. The company is specifically working on optimising planting procedures, synchronising flowering time, assessing different cutting techniques, fertiliser trials and improving soil quality. It also focuses on the optimisation of harvest and post-harvest processes and the analysis of ecological and socio-economic effects of the different cultivation methods. One of the principal activities is the production of vegetable oil and its local use as a substitute for fossil fuel. Jatropha, Pasturing, Chuta (edible Jatropha); Intercropping

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2007] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
Land observatory does not have confirmation that the contract has been signed

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)
Project abandoned
Comment on implementation status
Project with JatroSolutions finished

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Number of jobs for foreigners created

Jobs created (foreign)
Yes
Current number of employees (foreign)
2

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Current number of employees (domestic)
12

Operating company

Operating company

 

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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
Date
2017-10-03
Comment on data source
project is abandoned

Data source #3

Data source type
Personal information
Includes in-country-verified information
Yes
Comment on data source
Perrine reviewed all MDG cases at the end of 2012

Data source #4

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
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 #5

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2010-01-01
Comment on data source
German investment funds involved in land grabbing, A research paper by Profundo prepared for FIAN Deutschland e.V.

Data source #6

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #7

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #8

Data source type
Media report
File
Comment on data source
Bioeconomy BW-- JatroSolutions: Jatropha oil for biofuel and more

Data source #9

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
JatroGreen SARL Unser Partner in Madagaskar

Data source #10

Data source type
Crowdsourcing
File
Date
2017-11-09

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Jatropha

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Comment on use of produce
JatroGreen

In country processing of produce

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

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes

Overall comment

Overall comment
Research and development plantations. The company is specifically working on optimising planting procedures, synchronising flowering time, assessing different cutting techniques, fertiliser trials and improving soil quality. It also focusses on the optimisation of harvest and post-harvest processes and the analysis of ecological and socio-economic effects of the different cultivation methods. One of the principal activities is the production of vegetable oil and its local use as a substitute for fossil fuel.

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