Deal #1952

Location #1

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Administrative region
Location
Labora, Uganda

Target country
Uganda

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
200
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2013] 200
Comment on land area
The Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation is planning to set up model farms in Uganda. So far, one site of 200 hectares suitable for wheat growing has already been identified at Labora.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Food crops
Comment on intention of investment
Wheat and maize production as well as the production of seeds for important crops such as corn and some types of vegetables.

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2008] Intended (Under negotiation)
[2013] Concluded (Contract signed)

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
On leased / purchased area
Yes
Comment on contract farming
nucleus farms of between 10 and 30 hectares would be set up in various areas, once the partnership between the two governments is formalised, to popularise the growing of the crop. The nucleus farms will be used as testing grounds for wheat varieties as well as marketing centres for the cereal, said Opolot. Local farmers would be employed on the nucleus farms as outgrowers, where they will also receive training in better wheat farming practices.

Number of jobs for foreigners created

Jobs created (foreign)
Yes
Comment on jobs created (foreign)
Egypt would also send experts to the farm.

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Comment on jobs created (domestic)
Uganda will provide the local staff and labourers. The Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture trained10 engineers from Uganda in 2013.

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2009-05-19
Comment on data source
Farmland Grab- Egypt to start wheat farms in Northern Uganda.

Data source #2

Data source type
Government sources
File
Date
2013-10-22
Comment on data source
Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation- Abou Hadid : Farm shared with Uganda to produce wheat and maize

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Productive infrastructure (e.g. irrigation, tractors, machinery...)

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Corn (Maize), Seeds Production (unspecified), Wheat

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes
Comment on water extraction envisaged
Uganda will provide the required infrastructure, irrigation equipment, local staff and labourers

Overall comment

Overall comment
The Egyptians will provide technical and financial assistance, send experts and provide seeds to the farm. Uganda will provide the required infrastructure, irrigation equipment, local staff and labourers.

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