Deal #1523

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Mavonde, Mozambique

Target country
Mozambique
Comment on location
Mavonde Ranch (administrative post of Mavonde, Manica district, Manica Province): 2,350 ha

Location #2

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Dombe, Mozambique

Target country
Mozambique
Comment on location
Dombe Ranch (administrative post of Dombe, district of Sussundenga, Manica province): 15,500 ha for cattle breeding

Location #3

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Vanduzi, Mozambique

Target country
Mozambique
Comment on location
Headquarter in Vanduzi with the feedlot: 2000 ha Inhazonia ranch (don’t know exactly where it is): 2500 ha

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
23650.0
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2013] 21000
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2020] 1050
Comment on land area
The ranches are not in operation. Only the Vanduzi feedlot is operational. According to the interview I (Mathieu Boche) made with their general manager, they actually claim to have land rights on 21 000 ha distributed in 4 farms (see spatial data tab)

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Food crops, Fodder, Livestock
Comment on intention of investment
Beef and grain (both for retail and as fodder for it's beef division)

Nature of the deal

Comment on nature of the deal
The company is more focused on sourcing cattle and maize for processing and retailing.

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2010] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)
[2016, current] Project abandoned
Comment on implementation status
Mozbife was previously also engaged in the development of beef ranches / farms, with a growing breeding herd. This development was suspended in June 2016 due to the political and military tension experienced in Mozambique during the 2015 and 2016 calendar years. The infrastructure at the ranches has been maintained and we continue to assess our farming estate which, in the longer run, remains an important asset in order to supply our retail outlets and capitalise on potential export opportunities with high quality beef products.

Contract farming

Contract farming
No
Comment on contract farming
The company purchases beef from surrounding farmers.

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Planned number of jobs (domestic)
300

Operating company

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Data source #1

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2012-01-01
Comment on data source
Company website

Data source #2

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2011-01-01
Comment on data source
Oakland Institute

Data source #3

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #4

Data source type
Government sources
Comment on data source
CPI, Cepagri & Minag

Data source #5

Data source type
Personal information
File
Date
2013-07-08
Includes in-country-verified information
Yes

Data source #6

Data source type
Company sources
Publication title
Annual report 2019
Date
2019

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Corn (Maize)
Livestock area
Cattle

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Has export
Yes
Comment on use of produce
Sale from the Grain and Beef divisions are principally for supply to the Mozambican market.

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
Feedlot, abattoir and butchery to process beef.

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes

Source of water extraction

Source of water extraction
Groundwater
Surface water ()
Comment on source of water extraction
Dam at Mavonde, boreholes at Dombe

Overall comment

Overall comment
Beef, which sources cattle from local farmers and then processes them through its own feedlot, abattoir operations and retail units through Mozbife Limitada ('Mozbife') · Grain, which operates maize purchasing and processing businesses through Desenvolvimento e Comercialização Agrìcola Limitada ('DECA') and Compagri Limitada ('Compagri').

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