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)
60000.0
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
Comment on jobs created (domestic)
Employees earned 1650 MZN per month (min wage 1800), supervisors 2200

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
The parent company (Energem Resources) apparently went bankrupt in February 2011 due to uncollected debts from its former director.

 

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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 benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Health
Education
Productive infrastructure (e.g. irrigation, tractors, machinery...)
Financial Support
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
Promised: schools, hospitals, water holes, assisting widows/orphans, provide scholarships.

Materialized benefits for local communities

Comment on materialized benefits for local communities
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)

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