Deal #1554

Location #1

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Administrative region
Location
Inhambane, Mozambique

Target country
Mozambique

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
40000
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2010] 6300
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2010] 310
Comment on land area
Aim to have 40,000ha planted in 2020

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Biofuels

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2010] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
Investment of USD 15mn

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2011] Startup phase (no production)
[2013] Project abandoned
Comment on implementation status
Production was expected to commence in 2012. Nothing is happening anymore. After having bought the project from a South African developer, API discovered that the soil suffers from salinisation and that it's not suitable for agriculture. Last year a trial case started between the company and the previous owner but I don't know how it ended.

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Number of jobs for foreigners created

Jobs created (foreign)
Yes
Planned number of jobs (foreign)
3

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Planned number of jobs (domestic)
570

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
Seci Api Biomasse

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2012-06-22
Comment on data source
Farmland Grab -- Gli Arraffa Terre

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 INVESTMENT DEALS IN AFRICA. COUNTRY REPORT: MOZAMBIQUE

Data source #4

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

Data source #5

Data source type
Personal information
File
Date
2013-07-17

Data source #6

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2013-06-13
Comment on data source
Re:Common -- Land Grabbers – Italy’s involvement in the Great Land Grab

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Jatropha, Sun Flower

Use of produce

Has export
Yes
Export
100
Country 1
Italy

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
AGF (Agrofuel production) -- jatropha oil to be exported and refined in Italy

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