Deal #2047

Location #1

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Administrative region
Location
Choma, Zambia

Target country
Zambia
Comment on location

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
1215.0
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2005] 200
Comment on land area
Part of Macha Mission church land

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Biofuels

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2005] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Contract #1

Duration of the agreement (in years)
35

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Current number of jobs (domestic)
113

Operating company

Operating company
Name of investment project
Macha Mission

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2011-01-01
Comment on data source
"Social Impacts of Commercialised Lan: The Case of Evicted Families from the Macha Mission Land of Choma District, Southern Province, Zambia", by John T Milimo Joy H Kalyalya Henry Machina & Twamana Hamweene.

Data source #2

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #3

Data source type
Personal information
File
Date
2013-10-01

Data source #4

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2011-03-11
Comment on data source
Commerical pressures on land report- "Social Impacts of land commercialization in Zambia: A case Study of Macha Mission land in Choma District"

Data source #5

Data source type
Personal information
File
Comment on data source
Spreadsheet received from Martin Ostermeier

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Not consulted
Comment on consultation of local community
The community were merely informed that they were to move off the land by the 2009/2010 planting season.

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Rejection
Comment on community reaction
The community formed a committee to fight the evictions. They attempted to hire a lawyer. The high court in Lusaka ruled against the community in their absence at the court proceedings.

Presence of land conflicts

Presence of land conflicts
Yes
Comment on presence of land conflicts
Case went to court. Investment has increased social tension within community due to displacements and increase land pressure as well as towards the investor and the BIC which leased the land from the community.

Displacement of people

Displacement of people
Yes
Number of people actually displaced
1736
Comment on displacement of people
222 families. Forced evictions after losing court case.

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Health
Education
Productive infrastructure (e.g. irrigation, tractors, machinery...)
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
Since taking over the land, PrivaServe/Macha Works has planted a large jatropha field. It has also built an airstrip, an internet café, a radio station, a restaurant, a guesthouse, and a private school. There have been some positive impacts from this, such as the provision of formal employment (around 113 people work for the various development projects) and the provision of education services and new facilities such as the restaurant (although both the school and restaurant are too expensive for most local people).

Materialized benefits for local communities

Materialized benefits for local communities
Health
Education
Productive infrastructure (e.g. irrigation, tractors, machinery...)
Comment on materialized benefits for local communities
Since taking over the land, PrivaServe/Macha Works has planted a large jatropha field. It has also built an airstrip, an internet café, a radio station, a restaurant, a guesthouse, and a private school. There have been some positive impacts from this, such as the provision of formal employment (around 113 people work for the various development projects) and the provision of education services and new facilities such as the restaurant (although both the school and restaurant are too expensive for most local people).

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Community

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture
Pastoralism

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland
Shrub land/Grassland (Rangeland)

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Jatropha

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
AGF (Agrofuel production)

Overall comment

Overall comment
No further evidence regarding this case can be found in the country.

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