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

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
119400
[2016, current] 112100
Size in operation (production, in ha)
17300
[2016, current] 12100
Comment on land area
Siat Gabon runs 12100 ha of mature rubber plantations and a cattle ranch of 100,000 ha with a herd of 6,000 cows. Oil palm plantation and refinery/ mill was held until 2016. Olam took over Makouke plantation and the three associated concessions there-under (#7624).

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Livestock, Non-food agricultural commodities, Agriculture unspecified, Tourism
[2016, current] Livestock, Non-food agricultural commodities, Tourism
Comment on intention of investment
Plans to convert part of ranch into eco-tourism facility. As of 2016, SIAT no longer has the oil palm plantation.

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
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

 

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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
[2016, current] Rubber tree
Comment on crops
As of 2016, SIAT no longer has the oil palm plantation.
Livestock area
Cattle
Comment on livestock
Plans to convert part of ranch into eco-tourism facility.

Use of produce

Has export
Yes
Comment on use of produce
Entire rubber production exported

In country processing of produce

Processing facilities / production infrastructure of the project (e.g. oil mill, ethanol distillery, biomass power plant etc.)
Olam took over the refinery of Lambaréné (#7624)

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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