Deal #1535

Location #1

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Administrative region
Location
Quelimane, Mozambique

Target country
Mozambique

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
156753
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2005] 150000
Comment on land area
Might have additional 56,580ha and has applied for further 6,753ha

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Biofuels, Food crops
Comment on intention of investment
Used to harvest coconut- however harvesting was stopped due to pests which were destroying trees.

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2005] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
Grupo Madal was taken over in 2005 by Rift Valley Holdings (RVH), a company established in 2005 through a merger of the African operations of Saxonian Estates and Höegh Capital Partners. RVH owns/leases roughly 400,000 ha of land in Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. RVH acquired 210,000 ha of land in Niassa Province, Mozambique in 2006 and is also seeking 3,000-5,000 ha for row crops in Burkina Faso.

Implementation status

Implementation status
[1960] In operation (production)
Comment on implementation status
Previously colonial operation.

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
On leased / purchased area
Yes

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Current number of jobs (domestic)
4000

Operating company

Operating company

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2010-01-01
Comment on data source
FIAN International, "Land grabbing in Kenya and Mozambique"

Data source #2

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

Data source #3

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

Data source #4

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Revised Grant Application

Data source #5

Data source type
Crowdsourcing
Date
2015-03-23
Includes in-country-verified information
Yes

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Private (large-scale farm)

Former land use

Former land use
Commercial (large-scale) agriculture

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Jatropha, Pineapple, Trees (unspecified)
Livestock area
Cattle

Use of produce

Has export
Yes

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
OIL (Oil Production (in general));TIM (Timber production);AGF (Agrofuel production)

Overall comment

Overall comment
Owned by Rift Valley Holding, registered in Mauritius, based in Zimbabwe. Previously owned by Grupo Madal, an old colonial company

June 19, 2015, 12:33 p.m.

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