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Location #1

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Administrative region
Location
Labora, Uganda

Target country
Uganda
Comment on location
Labora, Koro sub-county in Gulu district.

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
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 the investment
Food crops

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2008] Intended (Under negotiation)

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.

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2009-01-01

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
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
Study by Ugandan & Egyptian govts in 2008 identified sites with potential for wheat cultivation

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