Deal #4151

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
West Pokot, Kenya

Target country
Kenya
Comment on location
Pokot county

Location #2

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Turkana, Kenya

Target country
Kenya

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
5000
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2013] 5000
Comment on land area
for the whole project, the government (investor) "sets aside 25,000ha"; 5000 ha shall be owned by it and provide for a model plantation), the rest of the area shall be cultivated via contract farming.

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Biofuels, Food crops, Renewable Energy

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2012] Intended (Expression of interest)
[2013] Intended (Under negotiation)
[2013] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
The first phase of the Turkwel Project was completed more than 15 years ago but the second phase which comprises the irrigation project stalled. Buy-in from Indian government after 2013.

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2014] In operation (production)

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower, in ha)
20000
Comment on contract farming
20000 ha designated for contract farming (see comment above)

Operating company

Operating company
Comment on investment chain
Funded by government of India. Both governments will jointly implement the project once the financiers approve it. Indian firm Wapcos India might also be involved.

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Standard Digital- Sh8 billion sugar project to curb conflict in Turkana
Date
2012-11-30

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Business Daily- KVDA to set up Sh8bn cane farm in Rift
Date
2013-04-29

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2013-04-30
Comment on data source
URL no longer working (http://www.kenyan-post.com/2013/04/uhururutos-government-to-establish-sh10.html)

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Business Daily - West Pokot farmers get fertiliser boost in food security drive
Date
2013-09-29

Data source #5

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #6

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
The Star- KVDA plans projects for seven countries
Date
2014-01-01

Data source #7

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
The Star- India to inject Sh10bn in Turkwel sugar project
Date
2013-05-21

Data source #8

Data source type
Media report
Publication title
Turkana, West Pokot to gain from agency’s sugarcane farming
Date
2013-12-01

Data source #9

Data source type
Media report
Publication title
KenGen to resume its service's at Turkwel power plant
Date
2018-08-20

Former land use

Former land use
Pastoralism

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Sugar Cane

Use of produce

Has domestic use
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
Surface water (River)
Comment on source of water extraction
water from irrigation schemes (dams) shall be used

How much water is extracted?

Use of irrigation infrastructure
Yes
Comment on use of irrigation infrastructure
Drip irrigation

Overall comment

Overall comment
The first phase of the Turkwel Project was completed more than 15 years ago but the second phase which comprises the irrigation project stalled

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