Deal #1973

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Country
Location
Uganda

Target country
Uganda
Comment on location
On the shores of Lake Victoria.

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
4000
Comment on land area
Another data source states 4046ha. There are a lot of inaccuracies in reporting on these Baoding villages in Africa- in fact some researchers state that they are a hoax and do not exist.

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Food crops

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2008] Intended (Expression of interest)
Failed (Negotiations failed)
Comment on negotiation status
Researchers failed to find any baoding villages in any African countries.

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Number of jobs for foreigners created

Jobs created (foreign)
Yes
Current number of jobs (foreign)
400
Comment on jobs created (foreign)
In Uganda, the government of President Yoweri Museveni has provided 400 Chinese farmers with about 4,000 hectares (9,867 acres) of cropland.

Operating company

Operating company
Comment on investment chain
Baoding Village farming

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2007-11-29
Comment on data source
Farmland Grab- China's long march to Africa

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2008-04-28
Comment on data source
Farmland Grab- Global Food Crisis: The Struggle to Satisfy China and India's hunger

Data source #3

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Seized- Grain briefing annex. The 2008 land grabbers for food and financial security

Data source #4

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
data: Chinese Agricultural Investments in Africa

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2010-10-27
Comment on data source
Daily Maverick- Analysis, Part II: Why China needs Africa more

Data source #6

Data source type
Other (Please specify in comment field)
Comment on data source
Book: Will Africa Feed China? Brautigam, D. 2015

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Corn (Maize), Rice

Overall comment

Overall comment
Chinese farmers set up "Baoding" villages initiated by Boaaong-Africa business council (Mr. Liu Jianjun). There are a lot of inaccuracies in reporting on these Baoding villages in Africa- in fact some researchers state that they are a hoax and do not exist.

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