Deal #4055

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Exact location
Location
Ross Bethio, Senegal

Latitude
16.314832897505102
Longitude
-16.24008945102537
Target country
Senegal
Comment on location
CR de Doddel (Fouta). Exact location is closest to Ross Bethio.

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
4500
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2014] 571
4500
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2015] 215
Comment on land area
CIRAD data (2015) states that the company has fenced 571ha. Another source states that the company intended to acquire 4500ha. Another source indicates 4500ha contracted. "Within three years from 2013, the CASL aims to develop 4,500 hectares of rice, of which 4,000 hectares are exploited twice a year."

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Food crops

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease
Comment on nature of the deal
In negotiation for more land, however those community members want to sell the land and not lease it.

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2013] Intended (Under negotiation)
[2014] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
In process of signing (2013). The areas are negotiated in separate lots

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2014] Startup phase (no production)
[2015] In operation (production)
Comment on implementation status
CIRAD data (2015) states that the company has fenced 571ha.

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower, in ha)
1500
Comment on contract farming
The company gives access to irrigation for up to 2000ha and has helped farmers secure loans. Planned for 1000 farmers to take part on contract farming.

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Planned employees (domestic)
250
Current number of employees (domestic)
130
158
Current number of daily/seasonal workers (domestic)
154
Comment on jobs created (domestic)
Company claims to have employed more than 5000 workers during the first season.

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
CASL is majority-owned by a structure, notably by its founder, Mr Laurent Nicolas, and various natural and legal persons, who have mobilized more than twenty million euros in equity, fully invested in the project and supplemented by a repayable loan of the ADB (30 million Euros) and EIB banks. CASL is a Senegalese company with French capital.

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
COPAGEN- No URL link for this file

Data source #2

Data source type
Personal information
Date
2016-01-12
Includes in-country-verified information
Yes
Comment on data source
Simon is conducting spatial mapping.

Data source #3

Data source type
Personal information
Date
2016-08-23
Comment on data source
Spreadsheet with details on this case.

Data source #4

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Senegal. First progress report- 2013/2014

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2017-02-10
Comment on data source
Financial Afrik- Précisions de la Compagnie Agricole de Saint Louis

Data source #6

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK GROUP, RICE PROJECT OF SAINT -LOUIS AGRICULTURAL COMPANY, SUMMARY OF THE RESETTLEMENT ACTION PLAN (RAP)

Data source #7

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
La compagnie Agricole Dd Saint-Loius Financés par la BAD, les dirigeants se taisent. Défis Sud n° 135 | Édition annuelle 2017-2018

Data source #8

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
L’investissement privé en agriculture est-il la solution? Évaluation de la Nouvelle Alliance pour la sécurité alimentaire et la nutrition au Sénégal

Data source #9

Data source type
Personal information
Date
2017-10-09
Comment on data source
Confirmed size under contract is 4500ha.

Consultation of local community

Comment on consultation of local community
negotiated with community- whether it was FPIC not clear.

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Consent
Comment on community reaction
Company approached other communities first, but they rejected the project.

Promised or received compensation

Promised compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
compensation mininmal

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Productive infrastructure (e.g. irrigation, tractors, machinery...)
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
Help farmers access seed, credit and technical assistance, also irrigation facilities.

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Community

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture

Former land cover

Former land cover
Marginal land

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Rice

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Comment on use of produce
Rice for the Senegalese and subregional market.

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
Silos and processing unit.

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes

Source of water extraction

Source of water extraction
Surface water (River)

How much water is extracted?

Water extraction amount
4500000

Overall comment

Overall comment
Investment of 1 000 000Euros. CASL originally planned to grow rice in the Fouta area, but was expelled from the first commune where it wanted to establish its activities. The company had initially requested 4,000 hectares of land in one holding, but customary elites required conditions of sale that the CASL considered too demanding. The CASL subsequently approached a second commune where it requested 1,500 hectares, but the populations rejected the proposal. CASL finally decided to its activities in the Delta.

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