Deal #4122

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Naivasha, Kenya

Target country
Kenya
Comment on location
first flower farm on Naivasha

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[1969] 230
[2005] 2023
Size in operation (production, in ha)
230
Comment on land area
Increased in size to 2023.428ha (5000 acres).

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Food crops (1969 ha)
[current] Non-food agricultural commodities, Industry
Comment on intention of investment
flower farm. Originally used as a vegetable farm (beans). in 1969 it was used as vegetable farm. Changed to flower farm in 1982. Change Of Use amended to Industrial,Commercial and Residential uses

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[1969] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
Land originally concluded in 1969- where it was used as vegetable farm. Changed to flower farm in 1982.

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)
Comment on implementation status
the company is now "one of the biggest in the wider East African region" (http://www.dutch-creations.nl/en/grower/37767/Oserian-Development-Company-Ltd.html )

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Current number of jobs (domestic)
5404
Current number of daily/seasonal workers (domestic)
600
Comment on jobs created (domestic)
"Around 6,000 people work at Oserian and one in ten are seasonal workers."There have been complaints about working conditions and pay in the past.

Operating company

Name of investment project
Oserian Flower farm

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Comment on data source
URL no longer working- http://www.dutch-creations.nl/en/grower/37767/Oserian-Development-Company-Ltd.html

Data source #2

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2011-01-01
Comment on data source
URL no longer working- http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/producers/flowers/oserian.aspx

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2013-02-13

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File

Data source #5

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #6

Data source type
Media report
Publication title
Oserian Development Company diversifies its commercial activities
Date
2018-05-08

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Health
Education

Materialized benefits for local communities

Materialized benefits for local communities
Other
Comment on materialized benefits for local communities
over 11,000 people living in its company funded housing estates and benefitting from the company funded creches, Schools, Medical centre and social Halls.

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Flowers (unspecified)

Use of produce

Has export
Yes
Comment on use of produce
Mai export market to Europe

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

Overall comment

Overall comment
See #5889 for information o Oserian Wildlife project.

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