Deal #2199

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Dakar, Senegal

Target country
Senegal

Land area

Comment on land area
Outgrower scheme only. DTE has established sesame production for export to China on 35,000 ha of land, with a commitment to expand production to 60,000 ha by 2013

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Food crops

Nature of the deal

Comment on nature of the deal
Outgrower scheme

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)
Project abandoned

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower, in ha)
35000
Comment on contract farming
To expand to 60,000ha by 2013. China’s Datong Enterprise (DTE) is the largest purchaser of Senegal’s sesame, and pays on average 50 cents per kilo and provides farmers with seeds and fertilizer on credit. Contract farmers began selling to external buyers where they fetched a higher price. The Senegalese government would not intervene and the company was left to settle the matter in court.

Contract #1

Duration of the agreement (in years)
55

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2009-02-11
Comment on data source
Farmland Grab-- Chinese back Africa's farms but want greater support

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2009-12-02
Comment on data source
Farmland Grab-- Acaparamiento de tierras y crisis alimentaria global

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2008-12-23
Comment on data source
Farmland Grab-- La Chine contribue à l'autosuffisance alimentaire du Sénégal

Data source #4

Data source type
Personal information
Date
2015-10-21
Includes in-country-verified information
Yes
Comment on data source
The project is abandoned.

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2009-02-23
Comment on data source
IRIN-- SENEGAL: Squeezing more out of sesame

Data source #6

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2013-06-28
Comment on data source
China Daily-- Solving a continent's food crisis

Data source #7

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

Data source #8

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

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Community

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
Sesame

Use of produce

Has export
Yes
Export
100
Country 1
China
Comment on use of produce
Export to China, Latin America and Europe.

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
Processing operation in Dakar.

Overall comment

Overall comment
Project is abandoned.Contract farmers began selling to external buyers where they fetched a higher price. The Senegalese government would not intervene and the company was left to settle the matter in court.

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