Deal #4458

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Masaka, Uganda

Target country
Uganda

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
6879
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
303
Comment on land area
Ulitmately a $300 million investment, initially a $60 million investment in a 303 hectares plot for cotton in central Uganda

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Food crops, Non-food agricultural commodities
Comment on intention of investment
The whole project will comprise of cotton growing, rice, fruit, animal rearing and aquaculture.

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2014] Intended (Expression of interest)
[2014] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2014] Project not started
Comment on implementation status
Project will start once feasibility studies are complete.

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes
Comment on contract farming
Input into the ginnery.

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes

Operating company

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2014-08-27
Comment on data source
Farm Land Grab- China province eyes $300 mln investment in Ugandan farming

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2014-08-27
Comment on data source
Reuters Africa- China province eyes $300 mln investment in Ugandan farming

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2014-08-25
Comment on data source
Daily Monitor- Govt gives 750 acres of land to Chinese investors (pg1)

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2014-09-11
Comment on data source
Daily Monitor- Why does China want to farm in Africa? (pg2)

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2014-09-03
Comment on data source
New Vision- Chinese sign $300m deal for cotton production drive (pg9).

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Private (smallholders)
Comment on former land owner
lease land to the Chinese investors or enter into equity partnerships

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Cotton, Fruit (unspecified), Rice
Livestock area
Aquaculture (animals)

Use of produce

Has export
Yes
Country 1
China

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
agricultural production and industrial park in order to develop the entire agricultural value-chain, 30 000tonnes of cotton per annum. Lint and cotton ginning.

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes

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