Deal #3352

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Bitam, Gabon

Target country
Gabon
Comment on location
Bitam, Mitzic and Kango Estates (Rubber).

Location #2

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Mitzic, Gabon

Target country
Gabon

Location #3

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Nyanga, Gabon

Target country
Gabon
Comment on location
Nyanga province (Cattle).

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
119400
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
119400
Size in operation (production, in ha)
17300
Comment on land area
Siat Gabon runs 12100 ha of mature rubber plantations, 7,300 ha of oil palm plantations, a refinery/fractionation/soap/packaging plant of 20,000 tonnes of finished products/annum and a cattle ranch of 100,000 ha with a herd of 6,000 cows. One data source states that Olam (#2236) has taken over the oil palm assets of SIAT in Makouké and the refinery of Lambaréné (it is not clear what size this is).

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Livestock, Non-food agricultural commodities, Agriculture unspecified, Tourism
Comment on intention of investment
Plans to convert part of ranch into eco-tourism facility

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2004] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2004] In operation (production)
Comment on implementation status
Privatisation of Agrogabon, Hévégab and the Ranch of Nyanga

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower, in ha)
2100

Operating company

Operating company
Comment on investment chain
Siat Gabon runs 10,000 ha of mature rubber plantations, 7,300 ha of oil palm plantations, a refinery/fractionation/soap/packaging plant of 20,000 tonnes of finished products/annum and a cattle ranch of 100,000 ha with a herd of 6,000 cows.

 

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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
Rainforest foundation - Seeds of Destruction

Data source #3

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2014-11-03
Comment on data source
Commercial Farm Africa- received from Ward

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Olam Palm décroche la certification RSPO, une distinction pour son respect de l’environnement
Date
2018-01-07

Former land use

Former land use
Pastoralism
Comment on former land use
6,000 cows Plans to convert part of ranch into eco-tourism facility

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Oil Palm, Rubber tree
Livestock area
Cattle

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Has export
Yes
Comment on use of produce
Palm oil mostly for domestic market Entire rubber production exported

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
POL(palm oil)
Processing facilities / production infrastructure of the project (e.g. oil mill, ethanol distillery, biomass power plant etc.)
Olam took over the refinery of Lambaréné (#2236)

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes

Overall comment

Overall comment
Belgian company SIAT received a €10 million loan from the African Development Bank in 2007 to improve and expand its oil palm & rubber developments in Gabon, including the planting of a new 4,250 hectare oil palm plantation at Bindo. A press report in March 2010 claimed that SIAT’s oil palm processing facilities in Lambaréné and Makokou, Gabon had caused significant pollution of rivers. Previously state-owned.

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