Deal #3230

Location #1

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Administrative region
Location
Tshopo, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Target country
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Comment on location
Located in Imbolo, in the Tshopo District, Isangi Territory

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
9199
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
9199
Size in operation (production, in ha)
2650
Comment on land area
Company website states: 2.650 ha oil palm producing, 513 ha not producing, 215 ha of sharecropping, 425 ha of palm grove under development, 300 ha of reserve (total here indicates 3888ha only- excluding sharecropping).

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Agriculture unspecified

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[1985] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
Year is estimate. Most plantations acquired in the 1980s. Another source states that the company was in the area from the 1960's.

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
On leased / purchased area
Yes
On leased / purchased area (in ha)
215
On leased / purchased farmers
589
Comment on contract farming
589 contract workers

Number of total jobs created

Jobs created (total)
Yes
Planned number of jobs (total)
358
Planned daily/seasonal workers (total)
670
Comment on jobs created (total)
One data source states 1.000 temporary independent employees

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
The company was founded in 1957

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #2

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Potential Impacts of Agriculture Development on the Forest Cover in the Congo Basin by E. Tollens (2010)

Data source #3

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
REORGANIZING THE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM IN POST-CONFLICT SOCIETY: A STUDY ON ORIENTALE PROVINCE , THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO. Shingo TAKAMURA. African Study Monographs , Suppl. 51: 77–91, March 2015.

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Oil Palm

Use of produce

Has export
Yes

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
The BLO has a production plant for palm oil with a capacity of 10 tons/hour.

Overall comment

Overall comment
Most of the plantations were owned by the conglomerate Société Générale de Belgique, which sold off all its plantations in the 1980's, when Suez took over, to the Blattner Group (Agricom, SCAM, Busira-Lomami, Société de Cultures au Congo (Binga), GAP, etc.).

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