Deal #1546

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Mocuba, Mozambique

Target country
Mozambique
Comment on location
Mocuba, Alto-Molócue, Lugela, Ile

Location #2

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Alto Molocue, Mozambique

Target country
Mozambique

Location #3

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Lugela, Mozambique

Target country
Mozambique

Location #4

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Ile, Mozambique

Target country
Mozambique

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
200000
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
200000
Size in operation (production, in ha)
1600
Comment on land area
According to CPI data. Aims for 35,000 ha of pine and eucalyptus, and 35,000 ha “set aside as protected or responsibly managed native ecosystems.”

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Conservation

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2010] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)
[2014] Project abandoned

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Planned number of jobs (domestic)
1021

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
complex, multinational owner-structure: 53 % of Ntacua Florestas da Zambezia are owned by Green Resources -previously owned by the Swedish GSFF (Global Solidarity Forest Fund). Green Resources merged with GSFF in May 2014 and acquired all GSFF'S Mozambique assets. 35 % are owned by Diversified International Timber Holdings - DITH (a US fund believed to be owned by Harvard University), 10 % by the Diocese of Niassa (Mozambique), 1 % by Silvestria Utveckling (Sweden), and Margaret Rainey (Sweden, CEO of GSFF) respectively. Domestic partners: Anglican Diocese of Niassa and Angola

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Company sources
Date
2007-01-01
Comment on data source
Company website http://www.3ignet.org/resourcecenter/resourcePDFs/2007FebGSFFMemInv.pdf

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
2011-01-01
Comment on data source
Oakland Institute- Understanding land deals in Mozambique

Data source #4

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
Company website. Information on subsidiaries has been deleted. website no longer working- http://www.gsff.se/

Data source #5

Data source type
Government sources
File
Comment on data source
CEPAGRI

Data source #6

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

Data source #7

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2014-05-01
Comment on data source
Green Resources merges with GSFF to create leader in African forestry

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Other
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
D (OUT-GROWER SCHEMES SUBCONTRACTS) SPECIFY)-ENSURE AN EFFICIENT AND FAIR PROCESS TOWARD OBTAINING AND HOLDING LAND CONCESSION LICENSES; COMMITMENT TO SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL INTEGRITY

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Eucalyptus

Use of produce

Has export
Yes

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
TIM (Timber production)

Overall comment

Overall comment
Green Resources merged with GSFF in May 2014 and acquired all GSFF's Mozambique assets.

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