Deal #1526

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Bilene, Mozambique

Target country
Mozambique
Comment on location
Gaza Province, Bilene District, Dezeve

Location #2

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Inhambane, Mozambique

Target country
Mozambique

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
60000
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
21000
Comment on land area
Apparently actually only 275 ha ever planted; now abandoned. 15,000ha in Inhambane, 6,000ha in Gaza.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Biofuels

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
Energem purchased these projects from Deulco.

Implementation status

Implementation status
Project abandoned
Comment on implementation status
Abanboned in 2010

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Planned number of jobs (domestic)
250

Operating company

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2011-01-01
Comment on data source
German et al., "Processes of Large-Scale Land Acquisition by Investors: Case Studies from Sub-Saharan Africa"

Data source #2

Data source type
Personal information
Includes in-country-verified information
Yes

Data source #3

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2010-01-01
Comment on data source
"Land Investments or Land grab? A critical view from Tanzania and Mozambique", by Hans Theting and Brita Brekke

Data source #4

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2010-01-01
Comment on data source
"Africa: up for grabs : The scale and impact of land grabbing for agrofuels" by FRIENDS OF THE EARTH AFRICA AND FRIENDS OF THE EARTH EUROPE

Data source #5

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

Data source #6

Data source type
Personal information
Date
2012-10-25

Promised or received compensation

Promised compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
Promised: schools, hospitals, water holes, assisting widows/orphans, provide scholarships.
Received compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
2 years after project, benefits have not materialized

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture
Pastoralism

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland
Shrub land/Grassland (Rangeland)

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Jatropha

In country processing of produce

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

Overall comment

Overall comment
Import of error check - Coordinator's overview comment: Review. Issue raised by Oxfam staff: The parent company (Energem Resources) apparently went bankrupt in February 2011 due to uncollected debts from its former director, dismissed for his dealings in blood diamonds in Sierra Leone. Its website is no longer functioning. There is no website for the subsidiary (Energem Agrofuels). Import of error check - Reviewer's overview comment: checked Import of other remarks regarding the investment: Employees earned 1650 MZN per month (min wage 1800), supervisors 2200, land has been farmed and is now abandoned

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