Deal #1426

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Boeny, Madagascar

Target country
Madagascar
Comment on location
Boeny, Région Boeny

Location #2

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Marovoay, Madagascar

Target country
Madagascar

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
15000
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2006] 300
[2012] 150
Comment on land area
Initially 32000ha. May have encroachment with controlled occupied zone of ankarafantsika natural park. Another source states 10 000ha intended size. While another source states expansion plans 22,500 ha in three locations plus local outgrower schemes.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Biofuels, Timber plantation (for wood and fibre)
Comment on intention of investment
Teak, Paulownia, Moringa tree, Jatropha tree, Native trees

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2013] Intended (Under negotiation)
Failed (Negotiations failed)
Comment on negotiation status
"We are sure that they have not official land lease with the land administration. They did first show plantations on small plots through private contract." Project may be cancelled.

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2012] Project not started
Comment on implementation status
Trial planting started in 2012.

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower, in ha)
1000
Not on leased / purchased farmers (out-grower)
5000
Comment on contract farming
Community expansion to 3000ha. JSL aims to integrate 750 smallholders by 2015, with 4,000 targeted in the full scenario, increasing to 12,000 by 2020.

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Current number of employees (domestic)
[2010] 80

Operating company

Name of investment project
The Ankarafantsika livelihoods project
Comment on investment chain
Previously called JSL Biofuels

 

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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
Other (Please specify in comment field)
File
Comment on data source
Bloomberg Business- Company Overview of Plantinum Madagascar sarl

Data source #3

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Clean fuels for local use

Data source #4

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2007-10-29
Comment on data source
Pro-poor Investments in Biofuels: the case of jatropha Presentation. IEA Bioenergy Group, Munich, Andreas Renne

Data source #5

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Baseline study: Plantinum Madagascar, clean fuels for local use - Summary Report

Data source #6

Data source type
Personal information
Date
2013-09-11
Includes in-country-verified information
Yes
Comment on data source
Perrine reviewed all MDG cases at the end of 2012. She sent update in email dated 11 Sept 2013

Data source #7

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2009-01-01
Comment on data source
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Land in Madagascar, Division 45 Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Alfons Üllenberg, GTZ

Data source #8

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2010-10-25
Comment on data source
German investment funds involved in land grabbing, A research paper by Profundo prepared for FIAN Deutschland e.V.

Data source #9

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2008-01-01
Comment on data source
Website no longer works.

Data source #10

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 #11

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
Company website

Data source #12

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2012-02-17
Comment on data source
THE ANKARAFANTSIKA LIVELIHOODS PROJECT CONCEPT NOTE A Social Business Approach for Livelihoods Improvement and Nature Conservation

Data source #13

Data source type
Other (Please specify in comment field)
File
Date
2013-09-05
Comment on data source
Ejolt- Madagascar: to eat or to be eaten

Data source #14

Data source type
Personal information
Date
2017-08-29
Comment on data source
Negotiations failed.

Former land cover

Former land cover
Marginal land

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Jatropha, Teak, Trees (unspecified)

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Domestic use
60
Has export
Yes
Export
40
Comment on use of produce
JSL plans to market 40% of the total production overseas (Europe), the remaining 60% on the domestic market (Madagascar)

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
Oil mill with a capacity of 480 liters a day will be installed in the town of Mahajanga

Overall comment

Overall comment
JSL Biofuels plans to cultivate 40000 ha finally; JSL will buy the jatropha seeds from small farmers

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