Deal #1980

Location #1

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Administrative region
Location
Bizana, South Africa

Target country
South Africa
Comment on location

Land area

Comment on land area
Outgrower scheme only

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Food crops
Comment on intention of investment
Citrus fruits- pomelo variety

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2009] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2009 between facilitation agency (Alfred Nzo Development Agency), Alfred Nzo District Municipality and African Trading Hall.

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2015] Project not started
Comment on implementation status
The pomelo variety can not be planted due to restrictions on the importation of agricultural products.

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower, in ha)
500
Not on leased / purchased farmers (out-grower)
50
Comment on contract farming
"We are looking at a pilot area of 500 hectares minimum, and since each farmer has about 10 hectares about 50 farmers will benefit directly". If the pilot area is successful, the area will be expanded to 10 000hectares.

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2010-12-07
Comment on data source
Times Live- China gets Eastern Cape fruit farm

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2010-10-01
Comment on data source
Farmland Grab- China courts SA's commercial farmers

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Comment on data source
China eyes the Eastern Cape for agriculture products

Data source #4

Data source type
Personal information
Date
2015-01-15

Data source #5

Data source type
Personal information
Date
2015-02-03
Includes in-country-verified information
Yes
Comment on data source
Field Work conducted in February 2015

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Private (smallholders)

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland
Marginal land

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Citrus Fruits (unspecified)

Use of produce

Has export
Yes
Country 1
United States of America
Country 2
China
Comment on use of produce
Pomelo fruit for export to the USA and China

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
There are plans to establish a processing plant.

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes

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