Deal #3776

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Western Region, Uganda

Target country
Uganda
Comment on location
six tea estates which are spread across Western Uganda

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
4404
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2012] 4404
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2011] 2973
[2012] 3032
Comment on land area
The plantations include: Ankole, Bugambe, Kiko, Muzizi, Mwenge and one unnamed.

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Food crops
Comment on intention of investment
For the purposes of environmental sustainability, a renewable source of energy is ensured by growing eucalyptus trees and to date 1,061 hectares of plantation have been established.

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2004] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
McLeod Russel India Limited took over the Ugandan business from previous owners, James Finlay (Uganda) Limited in 2004.

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2004] In operation (production)
Comment on implementation status
Was already an operational plantation

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes
Comment on contract farming
More than 80 percent of the raw material, known as green leaf, is obtained from owned estates and the remaining balance is purchased from local smallholders.

Number of total jobs created

Jobs created (total)
Yes
Current number of jobs (total)
[2012] 6000

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Data source #1

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Comment on data source
URL no longer working http://www.africanbusinessreview.co.za/reports/mcleod-russel-uganda

Data source #3

Data source type
Company sources
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Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Private (large-scale farm)

Former land use

Former land use
Commercial (large-scale) agriculture

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Eucalyptus, Tea

Use of produce

Has export
Yes
Comment on use of produce
MRUL’s tea is mainly exported to Egypt, Sudan, South Sudan, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen. The UK is also a major consumer and increasing interest has been shown from the USA.

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes

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