Deal #1836

Location #1

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Administrative region
Location
Mpanda, Tanzania

Target country
Tanzania
Comment on location
Mpanda district in southwest TZA

Land area

Comment on land area
Contract farming only. 10,000ha planned through outgrowers; several thousand contract farmers

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Biofuels

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2004] Intended (Expression of interest)
[2005] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2005] In operation (production)
[2011] Project abandoned
Comment on implementation status
In March 2005, the project started with 40 farmers who received seeds from the company to start cultivation. Company closed down the mill in May 2011 as yields didn't meet expectations.

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower, in ha)
10000
Not on leased / purchased farmers (out-grower)
2000
Comment on contract farming
Started with 40 farmers. Another source states 16800 outgrowers were cultivating on 9600ha of land.

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
Domestic partners: Diadem

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2010-01-01
Comment on data source
Exner, "Ökologische und soziale Folgen der Biomasseproduktion für energetische Zwecke"

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Comment on data source
Teilbericht 4a: Ökologische und soziale Folgen der Biomasseproduktion für energetische Zwecke. Die Situation in (potenziellen) Exportländern mit Fokus auf den globalen Süden und dem Fallbeispiel Tanzania

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Comment on data source
Biofuels, land access and rural livelihoods in Tanzania. Emmanuel Sulle and Fred Nelson

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2010-10-25
Comment on data source
Farmland Grab- German investment funds involved in land grabbing

Data source #5

Data source type
Other (Please specify in comment field)
File
Date
2012-06-07
Comment on data source
Presentation by Tanzanian NGO Land Rights Research and Resources Institute (LARRRI/HAKIARDHI).

Data source #6

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2008-03-11

Data source #7

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Oakland Institute. UNDERSTANDING LAND INVESTMENT DEALS IN AFRICA. COUNTRY REPORT: TANZANIA

Data source #8

Data source type
Media report
File
Comment on data source
Prokon Jatropha Project. Stopped in 2011. New factory burned down two months after closure.

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Jatropha

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Has export
Yes
Country 1
Germany

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
Jatropha mill. Mill burned down after the company closed the operation.

Overall comment

Overall comment
Oil will supply both Tanzanian and German market; production model is contract farming

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