Deal #4059

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Exact location
Location
Ourour, Senegal

Latitude
14.32361
Longitude
-16.030490999999984
Target country
Senegal
Comment on location
The plantations are located mainly in the surroundings of the cities of Ourour and Kaffrine, The plantations will be located near villages around these cities to limit the transport and facilitate the access of inhabitants hired for the project implementation.

Location #2

Spatial accuracy level
Exact location
Location
Kaffrine, Senegal

Latitude
14.10686
Longitude
-15.551979999999958
Target country
Senegal

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
2750
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2009] 2750
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2011] 574
Comment on land area
The project aims to improve the overall productivity of Senegal’s western and central cultivated lands, by developing Jatropha curcas plantations. The plantations are foreseen to cover a total area of 1411 hectares of degraded soils mainly in the surroundings of the cities of Ourour and Kaffrin.

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Biofuels, For carbon sequestration/REDD
Comment on intention of investment
Jatropha plantation with proposed carbon trading benefits, with peanuts also being grown on the available land.

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2009] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2008] Startup phase (no production)
[2013] In operation (production)
Comment on implementation status
Nurseries set up in 2008. Jeremy states that the project may be abandoned.

Contract #1

Contract date
2009-06-03
Duration of the agreement (in years)
25

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Planned employees (domestic)
100
Planned daily/seasonal workers (domestic)
400
Comment on jobs created (domestic)
All employment will be part-time. Daily workers will mostly be women from the participating villages. Local workers will be trained also for sustainable agricultural and forestry practices during the project.

Operating company

Name of investment project
Jatropha Agroforestry Senegal Project

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Other (Please specify in comment field)
File
Comment on data source
VCS project database- Jatropha Agroforestry Senegal, Senegal

Data source #2

Data source type
Personal information
File
Date
2013-09-18

Data source #3

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
Carbon Sink Company website

Data source #4

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
Agroils company website

Data source #5

Data source type
Personal information
Date
2015-10-21
Comment on data source
Project may be abandoned.

Data source #6

Data source type
Personal information
Date
2017-02-22
Includes in-country-verified information
Yes
Comment on data source
Confirmed Agroils is only a project consultant and not an investor.

Data source #7

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2013-11-11
Comment on data source
JATROPHA AGROFORESTRY SENEGAL, Document Prepared By CarbonSink Group s.r.l.

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Consent

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Capacity Building
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
The local participants are allowed to grow food between the rows of jatropha

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Community

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture
Comment on former land use
Shifting cultivation

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland
Other land (e.g. developed land – specify in comment field)
Comment on former land cover
Degraded land

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Jatropha, Peanut (groundnut)

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes

Overall comment

Overall comment
Agroil and Carbon Sink srl are only consultants in the project and not investors.

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