Deal #1639

Location #1

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Administrative region
Location
Bogué, Mauritania

Target country
Mauritania

Location #2

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Dar el Barka, Mauritania

Target country
Mauritania
Comment on location
10,000

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
12500
Comment on land area
There are conflicting figures on the intended size- some reports state 10 000 hectares- 10 500 hectares while others state 12500 hectares. One source state 50000ha.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Livestock

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease
Comment on nature of the deal
One source states outright purchase.

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2010] Intended (Expression of interest)
[2011] Intended (Under negotiation)
Comment on negotiation status
First announcement of plans in 2010. In 2011 notice to population that they have to produce title deeds if they want to stay on their land. It is unclear what the status of the project is currently.

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
Probably through its subsidiary TADCO

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2010-12-29
Comment on data source
Farmland Grab- Accaparement des terres cultivables de la vallée: Silence coupable

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2010-08-09
Comment on data source
Farmland Grab- Investissements agricoles au Brakna : Les saoudiens à la recherche de l’or vert

Data source #3

Data source type
Personal information
Date
2014-03-06

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Comment on data source
Environmental Justice Atlas- Al Rajhi / TADCO of Saudi Arabia Purchases Land in Boghe, Brakna, Mauritania

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2013-02-18
Comment on data source
The Economist- US$1bn agricultural deal signed

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Not consulted

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Rejection
Comment on community reaction
A consortium of 60 village heads met to condemn the project, promising to organize marches, petitions, and meetings with UN representatives.

Displacement of people

Comment on displacement of people
There are 75,000 people living in the earmarked area.

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland
Marginal land

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Livestock area
Aquaculture (animals)

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