Deal #1825

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Croydon, Swaziland

Target country
Swaziland
Comment on location
Middleveld

Location #2

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Hluti, Swaziland

Target country
Swaziland

Land area

Comment on land area
Outgrowers only. One report mentions managed plantations.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Biofuels

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2005] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2009] Project abandoned
Comment on implementation status
In June 2009 D1 Oils declared that, “Jatropha planting in Swaziland has delivered disappointing results and our Jatropha planting joint venture with BP, D1-BP Fuel Crops Limited, took the decision to withdraw from Swaziland as part of the reorganisation of the business that is currently underway”.

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower, in ha)
50000

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Planned number of jobs (domestic)
100000

Operating company

Operating company
Comment on investment chain
Domestic partners: State

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2011-11-01
Comment on data source
"Jatropha: Money doesn't grow on trees. Ten reasons why jatropha is neither a profitable nor a sustainable investment". Friends of the Earth International.

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2010-12-01
Comment on data source
Inter Press Service- AFRICA: Food Versus Biofuels Debate Continues

Data source #3

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Friends of the Earth May 2009. Jatropha: wonder crop? Experience from Swaziland

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2009-04-17
Comment on data source
Growing the future-D1 oils enlarges its biofuels footprint

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Jatropha

In country processing of produce

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

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