Deal #195

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Sorong, Republik Indonesien

Target country
Indonesia

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2012] 32500
Comment on land area
In the company document released by KPL, it stated that the noble group have separated 10,000 ha of the concession for conservation

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Biofuels, Food crops, Non-food agricultural commodities

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2004] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
Forest clearance began illegally in 2003 one year before the company’s IUP (Plantation Operation Permit) for 32,500 hectares was issued in November 2004, and three years before the Ministry of Forestry finally released the land from the forest estate in July 2006.

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)

Leasing fees

Comment on leasing fees
It is known that one smallholder received US$0.6 per hectare, while experts found that developed the area might be worth US$5,000 per hectare.

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Data source #1

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2010-06-10
Comment on data source
Company website

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-05-21

Data source #3

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2012-12-31

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-05-17

Data source #5

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2012-05-01

Data source #6

Data source type
Other (Please specify in comment field)
File
Date
2014-06-24
Comment on data source
online database

Data source #7

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2015-06-01

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Limited consultation
Comment on consultation of local community
Highly one-sided negotiations were characterised by persuasion and pressure from company staff backed by local government officials and, at times, intimidation from military and police

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Mixed reaction
Comment on community reaction
"initially agreed to release large areas following up-front cash offers, but also largely due to company promises of benefits"

Promised or received compensation

Promised compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
The promised compensations like new houses, vehicles, and free education for their children has till now not been received

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Private (smallholders)

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Oil Palm

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