Deal #1543

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Moamba, Mozambique

Target country
Mozambique
Comment on location
Corrumane

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
29000
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2009] 16852
Comment on land area
16,852ha granted

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Biofuels, Food crops, Renewable Energy

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2009] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2012] Startup phase (no production)
Comment on implementation status
Looking for further funding to build irrigation infrastructure. Ngomane stated that "the project covers a total area of 29,000 hectares, and this year we are working on an area of 10,000 hectares along the river, producing sugar cane, potatoes, tomatoes, onions and vegetables. In 2012 our plan is to increase the area under sugar cane cultivation along the river".

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Planned number of jobs (domestic)
18000

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
Committee for the Facilitation of Agriculture between Mozambique and South Africa. Will be using PPP. Financial support from African Development Bank

 

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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
Media report
File
Date
2015-05-29
Comment on data source
All Africa- Southern Africa: Cofamosa Pushing Ahead With Irrigation Project

Data source #3

Data source type
Government sources
Comment on data source
CPI 2009

Promised benefits for local communities

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

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Onion, Potatoes, Sugar Cane, Tomatoes, Vegetables (unspecified)

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Has export
Yes
Country 1
South Africa
Country 2
United States of America
Comment on use of produce
Ethanol marketed domestically, sugar for export (both USA and Europe)

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
SUP (Sugar production);ETH (Ethanol production)

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes

Source of water extraction

Source of water extraction
Surface water (River)
Comment on source of water extraction
Corumana Dam

Overall comment

Overall comment
According to the president of COFAMOSA, Enoque Ngomane, this initiative includes government support for communities to participate in sugar cane production over an area of five thousand hectares. The project is part of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), which is a programme of the African Union to support pan-African development.

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