Deal #1528

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Palmeiras, Beira, Mozambique

Target country
Mozambique
Comment on location
It is situated in Palmeiras, 30km from Maputo, on the main highway

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
2220
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2009] 1220
Comment on land area
1,000ha additional under consideration

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Food crops
Comment on intention of investment
Initially for jatropha, now diversified farming

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2009] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
Additional 1000 ha under consideration

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)
Comment on implementation status
The company is experiencing financial difficulties and thus have shut down all activity from 2014, however have not yet abandoned the project (will abandon if can not find additional funding).

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Operating company

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2010-10-06
Comment on data source
Farmland Grab- Join Spires campaign against land grabbing!

Data source #2

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Oakland Institute- Understanding land deals in Mozambique

Data source #3

Data source type
Personal information
Date
2015-06-19
Includes in-country-verified information
Yes

Data source #4

Data source type
Company sources
File

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Limited consultation

Promised or received compensation

Promised compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
No economic compensation

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Health
Education
Productive infrastructure (e.g. irrigation, tractors, machinery...)

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Cassava (Maniok), Pineapple, Vegetables (unspecified)

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes

Overall comment

Overall comment
The company is experiencing financial difficulties and thus have shut down all activity from 2014, however have not yet abandoned the project (will abandon if can not find additional funding). Changed from jatropha to diversified farming

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