Deal #1862

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Rufiji River, Tanzania

Target country
Tanzania
Comment on location
Mohoro, Chumbi A, B, C and Ruma Villages

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
30000.0
Comment on land area
Conflicting data on the size. One report mentions 10000ha requested, Another source states 8000ha. Company source mentions 30 000ha (2015).

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Biofuels, Food crops, Renewable Energy

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2011] Intended (Under negotiation)
[2015] Intended (Under negotiation)
Comment on negotiation status
Registered under TIC 1 Dec 2011. The title deed for the land is in its final stage (2015). All permits and documentations have been granted; the land title deed has reached the final stage.

Leasing fees

Comment on leasing fees
The lease fee is between $0.5-$1.5 per hectare per year. Lease fee information from one informal source only.

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Comment on contract farming
People from the seven surrounding villages are being trained on sugarcane growing

Contract #1

Duration of the agreement (in years)
99

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
The company is looking for a local partner who will take majority shareholding and will be able to handle all the local regulations and requirements.

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Foreign investment in Tanzania by Locher and Sulle (LDPI working paper 31)

Data source #2

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Grain The farmland grab in 2016: how big?how bad? June 2016

Data source #3

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2015-08-10
Comment on data source
Sugar Cane Investment Opportunity AGRO FOREST PLANTATIONS LIMITED- RUFIJI Tanzania

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Health
Education
Roads
Capacity Building

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Sugar Cane, Vegetables (unspecified)

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Has export
Yes

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
Sugar processing

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes

Overall comment

Overall comment
USD 360 million project

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