Deal #3235

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Tshela, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Target country
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Comment on location
Mayumbe, Nganda Sundi

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
16666.0
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[1923] 16666
Size in operation (production, in ha)
3107
Comment on land area
One data source states: 1.142 ha of cocoa trees in sharecropping, 3350 ha of rubber trees, 95 ha of coffee trees, 12079 ha of Fallow land, savannah, forest and forest crops (including coffee). Company website states: Heveas 2.083 ha producing, 1.310 ha not producing, 500 ha under development Cocoa Plantations- 1.024 ha producing

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Food crops, Non-food agricultural commodities

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Outright Purchase

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[1923] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[1923] In operation (production)

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Comment on contract farming
The company sources cocoa from sharecroppers on 1,081ha

Number of total jobs created

Jobs created (total)
Yes
Current number of jobs (total)
1823
Comment on jobs created (total)
permanent employees : 353 pers. temporary independent employees : 550 pers. sharecroppers of heveas : 559 pers. sharecroppers of cocoa plantations: 361 pers.

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Data source #1

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File

Data source #3

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Publication title
Cocoa: Driver of deforestation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo?
Date
2014
Comment on data source
Working Paper No. 65 CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Authors: Hilde de Beule, Laurence Jassogne, Piet van Asten

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Cacao, Coffee Plant, Oil Palm, Rubber tree
Comment on crops
Old cocoa plantations (> 30 years) had been cleared and are currently being replanted with rubber trees (Hevea Braziliensis)

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 S.C.A.M has three factories: One factory complex processes cocoa and coffee at Nganda Tsundi, another processes granulated rubber at Tshela, and the third produces palm kernel oil (PKO) and animal feed (PKE), a byproduct from the shell and husk of the palm kernel, at Boma.

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