Deal #2373

Location #1

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Administrative region
Location
Niassa, Mozambique

Target country
Mozambique
Comment on location
Niassa

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
75591
Comment on land area
According to the OI, the foundation "may have a further 63,430 ha". Besides its own 75,591 ha, Malonda has more land through its partnership with at least two outside companies.

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Timber plantation (for wood and fibre)

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2006] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
Malonda got 10 DUATs (= direito de uso e aproveitamento da terra, right to use and develop land), i.e. land has been allocated in smaller units

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
Founded in 2005 by the Swedish government to try to create public-private partnerships Domestic partners: Mozambique state holding company (IGPE), community leaders

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2011-01-01
Comment on data source
Understanding Land Investment Deals in Africa: Mozambique, Oakland Institute

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Limited consultation

Promised or received compensation

Promised compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
The idea was that the Foundation would obtain the rights to the land and the profits would go to the community.

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Other
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
SPECIFY)-PPP

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Private (large-scale farm)
Community

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Trees (unspecified)

Overall comment

Overall comment
Import of other remarks regarding the investment: Malonda Foundation (Fundação Malonda) was set up in 2005 by the Swedish government, to try to create public-private partnerships in Mozambique in which the local communities would have an interest. The idea was that the Foundation would obtain the rights to the land and the profits would go to the community. However, according to the OI-report the project got into problems with local people because the initial clearances and planting of new plantation seedlings in some areas has restricted local land access and put at risk local livelihoods strategies.

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