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Deal #1978

Location #1

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Administrative region
Location
Nakaseke, Uganda

Target country
Uganda

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
41000
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
1000
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2011] 173
Comment on land area
Start with 540ha, plans to expand to 41,000ha in 10 years. Other sources say only expand to 17,333ha

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Food crops, Livestock

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2009] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2011] In operation (production)
[2009] Startup phase (no production)

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Number of total jobs created

Jobs created (total)
Yes
Planned number of jobs (total)
800

Operating company

Operating company
Name of investment project
Hanhe Farm
Comment on investment chain
Supported by African Development Fund under the China Development Bank

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
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Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
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Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-05-10
Comment on data source
Daily Monitor- Nakaseke residetns query occupation of wetland by Chinese firm, pg 34 of newspaper sources, received from Martin

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Rejection
Comment on community reaction
The company's destruction of the wetland as well as water diversion has lead to water shortages for the cattle and a reduction in papyrus, which the locals use for crafts.

Former land cover

Former land cover
Marginal land
Other land (e.g. developed land – specify in comment field)
Comment on former land cover
Wetlands- the company has excavated onto the wetland, removing trees and diverting the Lugogo River. The wetland has been destroyed for farmland illegally with a disregard for the conditions set out by the National Environment Management Authority in order to safeguard the wetland.

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Corn (Maize), Fruit (unspecified), Rice, Trees (unspecified), Vegetables (unspecified), Wheat
Livestock area
Cattle, Poultry, Sheep

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Has export
Yes
Country 1
China

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
Food, animal feed, timber

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes

Source of water extraction

Source of water extraction
Surface water (River)
Comment on source of water extraction
Lugogo River and wetland

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