Deal #1782

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Thies, Senegal

Target country
Senegal
Comment on location
across 16 different villages- one is the village of Beud Dieng

Land area

Comment on land area
Outgrowers only. Another report states 800 hectares under contract.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Biofuels

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
Intended (Under negotiation)
[2007] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
The company reportedly invested 300 to 450 thousand Euros.

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)
[2010] Project abandoned
Comment on implementation status
The company will commit to purchasing the seeds from the local farmers for a period of 12 years. The company had abandoned their plans in 2010.

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower, in ha)
1000
Comment on contract farming
10 hectares were planted in 2007 and 60 hectares in 2009.

Contract #1

Duration of the agreement (in years)
12

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes

Operating company

Operating company
Comment on investment chain
Società Bulloneria Europea S.p.A

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
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File
Comment on data source
Company information via jatropha platform

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Comment on data source
Corriere Della Sera- Tra le «madri terra» senegalesi che lottano contro le multinazionali

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2014-09-06
Comment on data source
Land grabbing, la “corsa alla terra” italiana in Senegal tra truffe e fallimenti

Data source #4

Data source type
Personal information
Date
2015-10-21
Includes in-country-verified information
Yes
Comment on data source
Confirmation that the project is abandoned.

Promised benefits for local communities

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

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Community

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland
Marginal land

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Jatropha

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
AGF (Agrofuel production)

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes

Source of water extraction

Source of water extraction
Groundwater
Comment on source of water extraction
Autonomous wells and drip irrigation infrastructure to be provided by the investor

How much water is extracted?

Comment on how much water is extracted
1-2 liters per day per tree

Overall comment

Overall comment
company website www.sbesenegal.com no longer active.

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