Deal #4129

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Kalabugao, Impasug-ong, Philippines

Target country
Philippines
Comment on location
Kalabugao, Impasug-ong, Bukidnon.

Location #2

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Opol, Philippines

Target country
Philippines
Comment on location
Tingalan, Opol, Misamis Oriental.

Land area

Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2013] 1354

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Biofuels, Food crops, Non-food agricultural commodities

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
Concluded (Oral Agreement)
Comment on negotiation status
The company has at least 1350 ha of palm oil plantation in operation, but it seems as if it does not have official permits for some parts of its plantations.

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)

Operating company

Operating company
Comment on investment chain
Nakeen Corporation is a subsidiary of A Brown Energy and Resources Development Inc, which is a subsidiary of A Brown Company Inc.

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
Accessed: 09:10:2013

Data source #2

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
Accessed: 09:10:2013

Data source #3

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2012-08-06

Data source #4

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2012-05-10

Data source #5

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2012-05-10

Data source #6

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-05-10

Data source #7

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2013-04-17

Data source #8

Data source type
Media report
File
Comment on data source
Accessed: 09:10:2013

Data source #9

Data source type
Media report
File
Comment on data source
Accessed: 09:10:2013

Data source #10

Data source type
Other (Please specify in comment field)
File
Date
2014-04-08
Comment on data source
Online Database

Data source #11

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2015-03-20

Data source #12

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2015-05-16

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Limited consultation

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Rejection
Comment on community reaction
Higaonon indigenous people reject plantation in Opol, Misamis Oriental. A Brown/Nakeen Corporatyion did not follow the FPIC process from the Higaonon tribe (were not granted FPIC at all before they started their palm oil plantation project)

Displacement of people

Comment on displacement of people
Hundreds of families from the Higaonon tribe were forcibly displaced from 520-hectares of public land in Opol, Misamis Oriental.

Negative impacts for local communities

Negative impacts for local communities
Environmental degradation
Socio-economic
Comment on negative impacts for local communities
There were also health related risks involved such as accidents, exposure to unknown complex risks, etc.

Promised or received compensation

Promised compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
"At first, the company offered to pay the Higaonons P9,000 ($209) per hectare for a 25-year lease. A Brown also promised to build a hospital and provide scholarships for the children. None of these has been fulfilled." Source: http://bulatlat.com/main/2012/05/10/us-owned-palm-oil-plantation-impoverishes-indigenous-people-in-opol-misamis-oriental/#sthash.4wArIpmY.dpuf

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State
Community

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Oil Palm

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
Crude palm oil

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