Deal #4482

Location #1

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Administrative region
Location
Kaweweta, Uganda

Target country
Uganda
Comment on location
Nakaseke District

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
4662
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2014] 4662

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Food crops, Industry
Comment on intention of investment
$300million Special Economic Zone- Agro-processing and agriculture, Country's first multi-purpose agro-processing and agriculture project

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2014] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2014] Project not started

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes
Comment on contract farming
The company will buy from farmers in order to process canned beef.

Operating company

Operating company

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2014-07-03
Comment on data source
page 4 and page 9, received from Martin Ostermeier

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2014-02-19
Comment on data source
Daily Monitor- Museveni launches Shs750b beef project (pg4)

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2015-12-21
Comment on data source
Turkish business group invests $600 million in Uganda

Data source #4

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2016-06-14
Comment on data source
Business Week- Turkish firm gets Ugandan zone

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Not consulted

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Rejection
Comment on community reaction
The families have been on the land for over 20 years, the families refused to leave the land despite the 5th of May deadline (after a 2 month deadline), the President (Museveni) have informed the residents that they are remaining on the land illegally and the government did consider forceful evictions

Displacement of people

Comment on displacement of people
149 families

Promised or received compensation

Promised compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
The families are asked to register for compensation. The affected families may be handed 1295hectares of army land

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State

Former land use

Former land use
Other
Comment on former land use
Kaweweta Recruitment Training School (Army training)/ Oliver Reginald Tambo Leadership School.

Former land cover

Former land cover
Marginal land

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Fruit (unspecified), Herbs (unspecified)
Livestock area
Bees, Cattle, Dairy Cattle

Use of produce

Has export
Yes

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
Agro-processing facility- canned beef, coffee processing, honey production, processing of herbs for medicinal products. Textile manufacturing.

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes

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