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Deal #1958

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Mabira, Lubanyi, Uganda

Target country
Uganda
Comment on location
Mabira forest

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
7186
Comment on land area
Originally in Mabira Forest, but opposition forced to come up with alternative on old sugar plantation land. Expansion plan still being debated.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Biofuels, Food crops

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2009] Intended (Under negotiation)
[2013] Intended (Under negotiation)
Comment on negotiation status
It appears the expansion plan into Mabira forest is still not off the table.

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
The Metha Group is the main shareholder of the Sugar Corporation of Uganda Ltd, which it established in 1924.

 

Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File

Former land cover

Former land cover
Forest land

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Sugar Cane

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
Sugar, alcohol, ethanol production

Overall comment

Overall comment
Land is one third of national forests; deal stopped after opposition from environmentalists, public. The company is the majority shareholder in SCOUL (Sugar Corporation of Uganda Ltd), holding >11000ha. This company has been in operation since 1924.

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Feb. 15, 2013, 5:03 p.m.

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