Deal #2400

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Approximate location
Location
Musonda, Zambia

Facility name
Nasanga Farm Bloc
Target country
Zambia
Comment on location
Approximate location derived from Map in Oakland Institute Report on Page 22

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
17500.0

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Food crops (17500 ha)
Comment on intention of investment
intended to produce cash crops for export

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2009] Intended (Under negotiation)
[2010] Failed (Negotiations failed)
Comment on negotiation status
Investor took part in Nansanga Farm bloc bid. Concession / Lease was won by other bidder (Case #2401).

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes

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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: Zambia, Oakland Institute

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2011-01-01
Comment on data source
The Post Online: ZDA receives only 2 bids for Nansanga bloc

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-01-08
Comment on data source
Lusaka Times- ZDA to conclude negotiations with the winner of the tender to develop Nansanga farm block

Data source #4

Data source type
Government sources
File
Comment on data source
Zambia-Farm Block Development

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2011-02-22
Comment on data source
Farmland Grab- Foreign investors dominate bids for Nansanga Bloc

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture
Pastoralism

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland
Shrub land/Grassland (Rangeland)
Marginal land

Use of produce

Has export
Yes

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes
Comment on water extraction envisaged
The company has to pay for irrigation infrastructure.

Overall comment

Overall comment
In the context of a governmental farm block development program that makes farm blocks available through a competitive process. The concept is that government will provide the necessary infrastructure for the farm block, and private investors will then bid on a core venture of several large farms, and many smaller commercial farms/outgrowers. Agro-processing for the farms will be handled by the core venture. Emphasis for this farm block development is strongly put on cash crops for export. Complaint that in fact, in many cases the boundary demarcation of the farm blocks completely ignored former land use. #2401 won the bid.

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