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Location #1

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Coordinates
Location
Kalangala, Uganda

Latitude
-0.4462387773346961
Longitude
32.21236202877196
Target country
Uganda

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
10000
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2003] 6500
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2009] 5600
Comment on land area
Original plan was to have a 10,000ha nucleus estate, but private partner negotiated for 6500ha

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Food crops

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2003] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2009] Startup phase (no production)
Comment on implementation status
First Fruit bunches to be harvested in 2009

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower, in ha)
3500
Comment on contract farming
Outgrower scheme only started in 2006. Outgrowers are organised in the Kalangala Oil Palm Growers Trust (KOPGT).

Contract #1

Duration of the agreement (in years)
99

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Planned number of jobs (domestic)
1757

Operating company

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Data source #1

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2009-01-01
Comment on data source
"A study to identify key issues for engagement about the oil palm project in Ssese Islands, Kalangala District: A case study of Buggala and Bunyama Island in Kalangala District." Kalangala District NGO Forum.

Data source #2

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

Data source #3

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2008-01-01

Data source #4

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2009-01-01
Comment on data source
"A study to identify key issues for engagement about the oil palm project in Ssese Islands, Kalangala District: A case study of Buggala and Bunyama Island in Kalangala District." Kalangala District NGO Forum.

Data source #5

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

Data source #6

Data source type
Company sources
File

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Not consulted

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Mixed reaction

Promised or received compensation

Promised compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
Received new land

Promised benefits for local communities

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

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State

Former land use

Former land use
Pastoralism
Forestry
Other

Former land cover

Former land cover
Forest land
Shrub land/Grassland (Rangeland)

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Oil Palm

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
Vegetable oil production

How much water is extracted?

Comment on how much water is extracted
SGP

Overall comment

Overall comment
Project supported by IFAD funding, Oilpalm Uganda provides $120m, IFAD provides $19m loan, Ugandan government provides $12m for land, electricity. Reports that government halted plans after 6000 ha already cleared. Land being allocated part of national forest reserves; led to public protests. Other report says project has provided incomes and improved infrastructure.

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