Deal #1788

Location #1

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Coordinates
Location
Rufisque, Senegal

Latitude
14.703860810315
Longitude
-17.2419095510074
Target country
Senegal

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
11000
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2007] 150
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2007] 150
[2008] 150
Comment on land area
Small scale production initially extending to 'thousands of hectares' once proven to be successful.

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Biofuels
Comment on intention of investment
Agrofuels for use in own cement factory

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2007] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2007] Startup phase (no production)
[2007] In operation (production)
[2012] Project abandoned
Comment on implementation status
The company is now using different sources of fuel, such as peanut shells. The land still belongs to the company.

Contract farming

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

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes

Operating company

Operating company

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Comment on data source
Christian Aid- Growing Pains: The Possibilities and Problems of Biofuels, August 2009

Data source #2

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
Vicat annual report 2011

Data source #3

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
Vicat annual report 2007

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.

Data source #5

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2006-07-28
Comment on data source
CLEAN DEVELOPMENT MECHANISM PROJECT DESIGN DOCUMENT FORM (CDM-PDD), Version 03 - in effect as of: 28 July 2006

Data source #6

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
2015 Annual report

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Other
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
EROSION REDUCTION AND INCREASING WATER RETENTION

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Comment on former land owner
If the company was granted the full 11000ha, the expansion would have been onto land used by the community (not clear whether this land is state owned or community owned). The land on which the 150ha is located already belongs to the company.

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Jatropha

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Domestic use
100
Comment on use of produce
All production will be used in cement factory

In country processing of produce

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

Overall comment

Overall comment
Cement factory aiming to replace fossil fuel input: this biofuel crop will make for savings in fossil fuels while making the most of the land available and also providing employment for local labor.

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