Deal #1902

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Lugufu, Tanzania

Target country
Tanzania
Comment on location
MOU= 10,500 hectares in Lugufu, plus another 3,250 hectares nearby, north of Basanza village. Intended size= 25,000 ha.

Location #2

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Katumba, Tanzania

Target country
Tanzania
Comment on location
Intended size= 80,317 ha

Location #3

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Mpanda, Tanzania

Target country
Tanzania
Comment on location
Intended size= 219,800 ha, Mishamo Tanzania close to Mpanda.

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
325117.0
Comment on land area
10,500ha in Lugufu (Kilile farms) + 3,250ha north of Basanza village= 13750 ha as per MOU signed in 2011. Original plans included 2 refugee camps in Rukwa region bringing the total area to 325,000ha

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Food crops, Livestock

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2011] Intended (Memorandum of understanding)
[current] Failed (Negotiations failed)
Comment on negotiation status
MoU signed with Mpanda District Council. To-date the land acquisition has not been finalised and the company’s dealing has been widely debated in the Tanzanian Parliament as well as international land human rights arenas (Ruhiye 2012, based on field visit June 2011). Subsequently the government revoked the MOU, while AgriSol is said to have downscaled its ambitions and is exploring different possibilities in the area.

Implementation status

Comment on implementation status
Planned start of development was in 2012.

Leasing fees

Comment on leasing fees
Leasing fees as per MOU. 200 Tanzanian Shillings per acre.

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes

Contract #1

Duration of the agreement (in years)
99

Operating company

Name of investment project
Kilele Farms
Comment on investment chain
Key partner is Pharos Global Agricultural Fund managed by Pharos Financial Group (Dubai)

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2011-01-01
Comment on data source
Oakland Institute, "Understanding Land investment deals in Africa AgriSol Energy and Pharos global Agriculture Fund’s land deal in tanzania"

Data source #2

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2012-01-01
Comment on data source
Company website

Data source #3

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 #4

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
Company website

Data source #5

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 #6

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
NATURE AND MAGNITUDE OF LAND ACQUISITIONS IN TANZANIA: ANALYZING ROLE OF DIFFERENT ACTORS, KEY TRENDS AND DRIVERS IN LAND ACQUISITIONS A Paper Presented at the International Conference on “The Political Economy of Agricultural Policy in Africa” Held at the Roodevallei Hotel, Pretoria, South Africa, from 18-20th March 2013 Organized by Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC).

Data source #7

Data source type
Personal information
Date
2015-07-14

Data source #8

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2011-01-01
Comment on data source
Understanding land deals in Africa: country report Tanzania

Data source #9

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2011-01-07
Comment on data source
Report to the Prime Minister of The United Republic of Tanzania regarding Proposed Development of Katumba, Mishamo and Lugufu Former Refugee Hosting Areas

Data source #10

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Oakland Institute - Tanzania

Data source #11

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-02-24
Comment on data source
Farm News- Helping Tanzanians, that's all

Displacement of people

Displacement of people
Yes
Number of people actually displaced
162000
Comment on displacement of people
One report suggests that 162,000 people will need to be relocated, which are currently farming small plots of land targeted by the project. Lugufu contains no refugees. Refugees in our other two potential sites, Katumba and Mishamo, are in the process of being resettled.

Negative impacts for local communities

Negative impacts for local communities
Displacement

Promised or received compensation

Promised compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
Refugees in our other two potential sites, Katumba and Mishamo, are in the process of being resettled.

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Health
Education
Productive infrastructure (e.g. irrigation, tractors, machinery...)
Other
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
Construct medical clinics, schools, water sourcing and treatment systems, power generation and other infrastructure that will improve the quality of life for local populations.

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State
Community

Former land use

Former land use
Commercial (large-scale) agriculture
Smallholder agriculture

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland
Marginal land

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Corn (Maize), Sorghum, Soya Beans, Sugar Cane
Livestock area
Cattle, Poultry

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Has export
Yes
Comment on use of produce
Export to neighboring markets in East Africa

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
ANF (Animal Feed);OIL (Oil Production (in general))

Overall comment

Overall comment
Original plans included 2 refugee camps in Rukwa region bringing the total area to 325,000ha. This was a sensitive issue due to the relocation of the Burundi refugees. The company claimed this was government policy already before AgriSol became involved. Current plans have been scaled back considerably. After international exposure, the details of the deal are still being worked out.

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