Deal #3747

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Exact location
Location
Brabanta, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Latitude
-4.39592573765708
Longitude
20.347970650358196
Target country
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Comment on location
Located on the banks of the Kasai River. The concession is made up of multiple parcels.

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
29066.0
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2007] 29066
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2013] 6169
[2014] 6090
[2018, current] 6200
Comment on land area
Land titles for 29 066ha. Company annual report states 28 261ha. 6090ha under palm oil.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Non-food agricultural commodities, Agriculture unspecified
Comment on intention of investment
Oil production for domestic market, in particular for industrial sectors such as food, soap and cosmetics. The company also intends to expand into rubber.

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2007] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
Different concessions have different start years: 1992/2005/2007/2011. 10 concessions in total.

Implementation status

Implementation status
Project not started
[current] In operation (production)
Comment on implementation status
Intercultures acquires Huilerie de Mapangu, in RDC. The company is renamed with its original designation Brabanta. The objective is to replant the old oil palm concession.

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes
Comment on contract farming
1.2% of the Fresh Fruit Bunches were produced by smallholders.

Contract #1

Duration of the agreement (in years)
25

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Comment on jobs created (domestic)
4,286 direct and indirect employees

Operating company

Operating company
Comment on investment chain
Previously called Huilerie de Mapangu, established by Unilever

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #2

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
SOCFIN annual report 2011

Data source #3

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
l’afrique des grands lacs, Annuaire 2014 - 2015. Land grabbing, agricultural investment and land reform in DRC. Chris Huggins, pg 147

Data source #4

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
Socfin 2014 Sustainability report

Data source #5

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Grain- The global farmland grab in 2016: how big, how bad?

Data source #6

Data source type
Company sources
File
Publication title
Concession boundaries

Data source #7

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
Traceability report 2018

Data source #8

Data source type
Company sources
Date
2018
Comment on data source
SOCFIN home page on Brabanta

Promised or received compensation

Promised compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
Some communities who signed off their lands say they were poorly compensated

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Health
Education
Roads
Capacity Building

Materialized benefits for local communities

Materialized benefits for local communities
Education
Roads
Capacity Building
Comment on materialized benefits for local communities
The company states that it supports the training of young people in various institutions in the region, upgraded/constructed 300km of tracks, 1,000 houses were constructed for workers, water points were created and various new schools were constructed and rehabilitated.

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Private (large-scale farm)
Comment on former land owner
The land was previously owned by Unilever who abandoned the plantation in the 1980s

Former land use

Former land use
Commercial (large-scale) agriculture
Comment on former land use
Oil palm plantation established in 1911

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland
Comment on former land cover
Oil palm

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
[2018] Oil Palm (6200 ha)

Detailed contract farming crop and animal information

Contract farming crops
Oil Palm

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Domestic use
100
Comment on use of produce
All the oil in the DRC is produced exclusively for the domestic market, and in particular for industrial sectors such as food, soap and cosmetics.

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
oil mill started in 2014. The mill produced 17,800T in 2018
Processing facilities / production infrastructure of the project (e.g. oil mill, ethanol distillery, biomass power plant etc.)
Oil mill
In-country end products of the project
Food, soap, cosmetics

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes

Source of water extraction

Source of water extraction
Surface water (River)
Comment on source of water extraction
Located on the banks of the Kasai River

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