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Deal #4166

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Amuru, Uganda

Target country
Uganda

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
40000
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2008] 10000

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Biofuels, Industry

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2008] Concluded (Contract signed)
[2012] Intended (Under negotiation)
Comment on negotiation status
10000 ha were awarded for 49 years in 2008; "Government is seeking to give at least 40,000 hectares of Land from Amuru district" to the company, "but since 2009, the Amuru Sugar Works project has dragged on with leaders demanding that the government enter into negotiation with the land owners" (Daily Monitor 2013-05-28: "Amuru Youth Want to Meet Bigombe over Madhvani sugar project")

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2013] Project not started

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
On leased / purchased area
Yes
On leased / purchased area (in ha)
20000

Contract #1

Contract date
2008-11-12
Duration of the agreement (in years)
49

Operating company

Operating company

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-02-09

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-02-12

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-05-06
Comment on data source
comment: "Museveni’s double standards?"

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-05-21

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2013-05-10

Data source #6

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2013-05-28
Comment on data source
Daily Monitor: "Amuru Youth Want to Meet Bigombe over Madhvani sugar project"

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Limited consultation
Comment on consultation of local community
consultation only in the beginning of the negotiations

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Mixed reaction

Promised or received compensation

Promised compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
promised: jobs, schools, hospitals, roads, but so far "no clear compensation roadmap" (see comment: "Museveni’s double standards?")

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Community

Former land cover

Former land cover
Marginal land

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Sugar Cane

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes

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