Deal #4529

Location #1

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Location
Nkokonjeru, Uganda

Latitude
0.3208105133473292
Longitude
33.07892453027341
Target country
Uganda
Comment on location
Hand drawn sketch to the land is available on the company website. In the Bulega Village.

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
60
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2011] 60
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2012] 24
Comment on land area
Investment amount is $400 000.

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Food crops
Comment on intention of investment
Ugandan robusta coffee

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Outright Purchase

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2011] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2012] In operation (production)
Comment on implementation status
It is not clear whether this project has been abandoned after the investors and employees were blocked in order to make the maiden harvest in 2013. This came from squatters claiming that they were not happy with the compensation received. The intervention of Lands state Minister, Idah Nantuba, reportedly gave the companies land away illegally to the villagers who had lobbied her. The company had then obtained an injunction against the minister and locals from accessing the company land, however police failed to affect it.

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes

Operating company

Operating company
Name of investment project
Riis Coffee Farm

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2014-10-29
Comment on data source
New Vision- Lands ministry report names key land grabbers

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2013-04-13
Comment on data source
Saturday Monitor- Danish investor blocked from coffee farm over land dispute (pg5).

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Not consulted

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Rejection
Comment on community reaction
The company has been opposed by 40 squatter families who refuse to leave the land resulting in the destruction of property and produce.

Displacement of people

Number of people actually displaced
198
Comment on displacement of people
The company illegally evicted 198 people.

Promised or received compensation

Promised compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
Compensation ranged from Shs 700 000 to Shs7million, depending on the amount of land the family was using. Local communities are not happy with the compensation offered by the company.

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Community

Former land use

Former land use
Pastoralism

Former land cover

Former land cover
Marginal land

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Coffee Plant

Use of produce

Has export
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
Mubeya River

Oct. 29, 2014, 2:46 p.m.

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