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Deal #3811

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Kudamaduwa, Sri Lanka

Target country
Sri Lanka

Location #2

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Buttala, Sri Lanka

Target country
Sri Lanka

Location #3

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Lunugamvehera National Park, Tanamalwila, Sri Lanka

Target country
Sri Lanka

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2011] 75
Comment on land area
According to a statement by Dole Lanka, the company "leases less than 75 hectares of land for cultivation" and "has entered into cultivation agreements for approximately 2300 hectares" (http://business-humanrights.org/sites/default/files/media/documents/dole-statement-re-sri-lanka-12-sep-2011.doc). Media reports speak of up to 62500 hectares acquired by Dole.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Food crops

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease
Comment on nature of the deal
Dole Lanka states that it has entered into cultivation agreements and lease contracts.

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
Concluded (Contract signed)

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower, in ha)
2300
Comment on contract farming
Dole "has entered into cultivation agreements for approximately 2300 hectares" (http://business-humanrights.org/sites/default/files/media/documents/dole-statement-re-sri-lanka-12-sep-2011.doc).

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2011-09-05

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2011-11-10

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-01-01

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-06-14

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2011-08-21
Comment on data source
This report states that Dole has acquired 62500 hectares of land in Sri Lanka

Data source #6

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2011-09-12
Comment on data source
Statement by Dole regarding the areas it opertes on

How did the community react?

Comment on community reaction
Dole was heavily critized by environmentalists and media in 2011 for clearing land in the Somawathiya national park. It claims to have stopped its operations in this area.

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State

Former land cover

Former land cover
Forest land

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Banana

Use of produce

Has export
Yes

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