Deal #1767

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Podor, Senegal

Target country
Senegal
Comment on location
Saint-Louis , Senegal River Valley, near Podor

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
100000
Comment on land area
pilot farm for big project of 100000 ha. Grain report states 5000ha.

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Food crops

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Outright Purchase

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2009] Intended (Under negotiation)
[2012] Failed (Negotiations failed)
Comment on negotiation status
"the firm is still waiting for the government to finalize its allocation of the 5'000 ha"

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2009-10-24
Comment on data source
ABC Burkina- Vu au Sud - Vu du Sud - Le Sénégal et le Mali continuent de brader leurs meilleures terres

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2010-11-29
Comment on data source
Against the Grain- Saudi Investors poised to take control of rice production in Senegal and Mali?

Data source #3

Data source type
Personal information
Date
2015-10-21
Includes in-country-verified information
Yes
Comment on data source
Jérémy confirmed that the negotiations failed.

Data source #4

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2018-06-06
Comment on data source
Grain- Failed farmland deals: a growing legacy of disaster and pain

Promised benefits for local communities

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

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture
Pastoralism

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland
Shrub land/Grassland (Rangeland)

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Rice

Use of produce

Has export
Yes
Country 1
Saudi Arabia

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes

Overall comment

Overall comment
Senegal government was looking for other investors to come into the project, whilst FORAS was waiting for its go-ahead. Part of AgroGlobe farming project: within 7 years Saudi investor Foras wants to produce 7 million ton of rice on 700,000 hectares of irrigated lands, mainly in Senegal and Mali, with Mauritania, Uganda, Sudan and Niger also being considered.

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