Deal #4118

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Exact location
Location
Kakamega, Kenya

Latitude
0.3802334845933757
Longitude
34.832504041127116
Target country
Kenya
Comment on location
the sugar plant shall be located in Olepito village

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
0
Comment on land area
Only land for factory (size unknown) - sugarcane grown by contract farmers.

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Biofuels, Food crops, Renewable Energy

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Pure contract farming

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2011] Intended (Expression of interest)
[2013] Intended (Under negotiation)
[current] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2013] Startup phase (no production)
[current] In operation (production)
Comment on implementation status
the company is in the process of establishing a sugar factory (2013-2016).

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes
Not on leased / purchased farmers (out-grower)
[current] 60000

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2011-08-26
Comment on data source
West Kenya to relocate factory to Busia

Data source #2

Data source type
Government sources
File
Date
2013-01-01
Comment on data source
Kenya Sugar Board

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-08-31
Comment on data source
Environment Cs Launches Kenya’s First Ever National WildLIfe Strategy Formulation Process

Data source #4

Data source type
Government sources
File
Date
2013-07-01
Comment on data source
http://www.nema.go.ke/index.php?option=com_phocadownload&view=category&download=530:eia1015-eia-tanga-kona-west-kenyapdf&id=126:eia1020&Itemid=567 url no longer working

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2013-05-06
Comment on data source
Busia residents blame cane farm workers for insecurity

Data source #6

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2015-04-11
Comment on data source
Daily Nation- Why sugar miller Rai is set to be on many lips

Data source #7

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2016-02-22
Comment on data source
kenya west- West Kenya Sugar builds brand new school in Busia

Data source #8

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2016-11-23
Comment on data source
West Kenya Sugar inches closer to setting up new $40 million plant in Bungoma

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Mixed reaction
Comment on community reaction
according to the company, "a very small percentage [of the consulted people] was opposed"

Displacement of people

Comment on displacement of people
resettlement action plan intended

Promised or received compensation

Promised compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
promised: better income opportunities, roads and infrastructure, jobs

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Education
Other
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
primary school in Busia. borehole

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Private (smallholders)
Community

Former land use

Former land use
Commercial (large-scale) agriculture
Smallholder agriculture

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland
Marginal land
Comment on former land cover
classified as "idle land" by the company

Detailed contract farming crop and animal information

Contract farming crops
Sugar Cane

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Has export
Yes

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes

Source of water extraction

Source of water extraction
Groundwater
Surface water (River)

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