Deal #1795

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Exact location
Location
Gandon, Senegal

Latitude
15.97172627063652
Longitude
-16.350996598217762
Target country
Senegal
Comment on location
community of Diama, 30km from St Louis in Northern Senegal -- Fass Ngom and Gandon. Locations were chosen as there was water and land available.

Location #2

Spatial accuracy level
Exact location
Location
Sanar, Senegal

Latitude
16.186063535947117
Longitude
-16.41718528085937
Target country
Senegal
Comment on location
Fass-Exact location is closer to Sanar

Location #3

Spatial accuracy level
Exact location
Location
Sanar, Senegal

Latitude
16.05982527003879
Longitude
-16.46636626535644
Target country
Senegal
Comment on location
new project site is located 40 km from SCL existing farm. Location of site is closest to Sanar

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
3000
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2009] 300
[2010] 500
[2015] 1430
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2012] 70
[2013] 150
[2014] 700
[2015] 900
Comment on land area
Started with 300ha in 2009, expanded to 500ha in 2010 and up to 3000ha. Another data source states 902 ha only. Company website states size under contract is 3000ha, while the audit produced by the EES firm for the Senegalese Ministry of environment in March 2015 states size under contract is 1430ha. Another data source states the size under contract is only 1112ha (Enda Pronat). IPAR states land size is 1,563ha. Another data source states that the company has over 2000ha and the company is submitting applications for land in other communities (encompasses land that was not exploited at the end of 2014, plus the land that is currently being cultivated).

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Food crops

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2009] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
300ha exploited in 2009, 500 ha exploited in 2010. Another source states that the company arrived in the area in 2006.

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)

Leasing fees

Comment on leasing fees
The company benefits from a number of tax concessions, including a ten-year exemption from value-added tax and customs duties.

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes
Comment on contract farming
SCL is liaising with small local farmers for the production of sweet potatoes.

Number of jobs for foreigners created

Jobs created (foreign)
Yes
Comment on jobs created (foreign)
Engineers are coming from Europe and Morocco

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Current number of employees (domestic)
480
Current number of daily/seasonal workers (domestic)
2000
Comment on jobs created (domestic)
Another report states 1500 workers in the growing season.

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Data source #1

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2011-01-01
Comment on data source
LES ACQUISITIONS DE TERRES A GRANDE ECHELLE AU SENEGALDESCRIPTION D’UN NOUVEAU PHENOMENE, Initiative Perspective Agricole et Rurale, Mai 2011

Data source #2

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Briefing- Land access for Senegal’s small producers under threat, IIED, IPAR

Data source #3

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2014-11-03
Comment on data source
Commercial Farms in Africa- received from Ward.

Data source #4

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
Barfoots Company Website

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2015-09-29
Comment on data source
Farmland Grab -- Fass Ngom, une localité, plusieurs visages

Data source #6

Data source type
Media report
File
Comment on data source
Bio- Société de Cultures Légumières (SCL SA)

Data source #7

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2013-12-19
Comment on data source
Agro Ecofin -- Expansion de SCL Sénégal grâce à un prêt de 4 millions d’euros de BIO

Data source #8

Data source type
Personal information
File
Date
2015-10-08
Includes in-country-verified information
Yes
Comment on data source
Jérémy confirmed that #3433 and #1795 are different cases. He also provided a map of the deals- for these and other cases.

Data source #9

Data source type
Personal information
Date
2016-01-12
Includes in-country-verified information
Yes
Comment on data source
Simon is conducting spatial mapping in Senegal.

Data source #10

Data source type
Personal information
Date
2016-08-23
Comment on data source
Spreadsheet with details on the land deal

Data source #11

Data source type
Personal information
Date
2017-03-04
Comment on data source
"there is much debate around landholding, particularly the exact sizes. We had difficulty assessing the total acres for SCL. After triangulation of the data form different sources, the figure we had was 1,563 hectares exploited and this was added into the final report of the study, unfortunately the editor of the briefing didn't correct it the briefing. So the 2000 ha encompasses the land that was not exploited at the end of 2014 plus the land that is being cultivated."

Names of communities / indigenous peoples affected

Comment on communities / indigenous peoples affected
Mboya and Keur Seya villages are affected.

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Not consulted

How did the community react?

Comment on community reaction
A data source states that the company "reassured hostile spirits through multiple action welcomed by the villagers." The actions undertaken by the company are not mentioned in the source.

Presence of land conflicts

Presence of land conflicts
Yes

Promised or received compensation

Promised compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
None

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Health
Education
Roads
Capacity Building
Financial Support
Other
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
Infrastructure for social development (schools and drinking water infrastructure- installation of water reservoirs and vaccination posts in favour of cattle care.

Materialized benefits for local communities

Materialized benefits for local communities
Roads
Other
Comment on materialized benefits for local communities
Scl has made available to breeders of the region tons of fodder, mainly maize and peanut hay. SCL hasfinanced the construction of roads to open up isolated communities near the project.

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
Bean, Cereals (unspecified), Corn (Maize), Onion, Peanut (groundnut), Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Vegetables (unspecified), Pepper

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Domestic use
20
Has export
Yes
Export
80
Country 1
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Comment on use of produce
export to England- Barfoots HQ in Chichester

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
Produce is cooled and packed at SCL and then shipped in refrigerated ‘reefers’. Final packaging of certain vegetables.

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes

Source of water extraction

Source of water extraction
Surface water (River)
Comment on source of water extraction
Senegal River

How much water is extracted?

Water extraction amount
6000000

Overall comment

Overall comment
Company website states size under contract is 3000ha, while the audit produced by the EES firm for the Senegalese Ministry of environment in March 2015 states size under contract is 1430ha. Investment is 12 200 000Euros.

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