Deal #2335

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Blue Nile, Sudan

Target country
Sudan
Comment on location
Agadi, Blue Nile state

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
100000
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2011] 12000
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2010] 500
[2011] 7300
[2013] 10500
[2014] 11000
Comment on land area
In Sudan the company has a 50-50 joint venture with the Arab Sudanese Blue Nile Agricultural Company (Agadi), which is part-owned by the Government of Sudan. The venture has 11,000 ha under crops (2011) but will expand to 100,000 ha. Expecting 20 000ha to be harvested in June 2015, and an additional 25 000ha in November 2015. Experimental section of 400ha of cotton and 100ha of soy in 2010. In 2013 5,500 hectares were cultivated in cotton, 2,000 hectares in maize, 2,000 hectares in sorghum, 500 hectares in beans and 500 hectares in sunflower. One source states the crop covers 12,000 hectares of cotton, 2,000 hectares of soy, 5,000 hectares of corn and an experimental project for beans. The size under contract may have increased since the original lease was signed.

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Food crops, Non-food agricultural commodities

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2010] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2010] In operation (production)
Comment on implementation status
Planting began on the 20th of June 2010.

Number of jobs for foreigners created

Jobs created (foreign)
Yes
Current number of employees (foreign)
[2013] 40
Comment on jobs created (foreign)
Brazilians agronomists, technicians and economists.

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Comment on jobs created (domestic)
Some trained local staff are employed. The company also provides training.

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2009-12-15
Comment on data source
Reuters Africa- Sudan eyes $6bln-$7bln investment in 2010.

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2014-09-11
Comment on data source
Farm Land Grab- Sudan requires US$ 14 billion in investment

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2010-10-16
Comment on data source
The Crop Site- First Cotton Crop in Sudan

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2013-12-02
Comment on data source
Brazil Arab News Agency- Pinesso Group to triple cultivated area in Sudan

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File

Data source #6

Data source type
Media report
File
Comment on data source
World of Matter- Going Sudan

Data source #7

Data source type
Media report
File
Comment on data source
Mbendi- Arab Sudanese Blue Nile Agricultural Co

Data source #8

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
AAAID website

Data source #9

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
AAAID website

Data source #10

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2012-10-03
Comment on data source
Grain- spreadsheet data

Data source #11

Data source type
Media report
File
Comment on data source
Poultry Arab World- Brazil: Implementing a maize development program in Sudan

Data source #12

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2014-08-29
Comment on data source
Farm Land Grab- Arabs participate in Brazil-Africa integration

Data source #13

Data source type
Company sources
Comment on data source
Pinesso company website

Data source #14

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2011-09-29
Comment on data source
Farmland grab- For some Brazilian farmers Africa is the new frontier

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Bean, Corn (Maize), Cotton, Sorghum, Soya Beans, Sun Flower

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Has export
Yes
Country 1
Indonesia
Country 2
Turkey
Country 3
China
Comment on use of produce
Cotton is exported to China, Indonesia, Turkey and Egypt. Maize, beans and sorghum are used domestically

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
No
Comment on water extraction envisaged
All crops are currently rainfed. Plans for irrigated fields in future

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