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Deal #4536

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Karongi, Rwanda

Target country
Rwanda
Comment on location
Western Province of Rwanda

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2011] 710
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2011] 710
Comment on land area
343 hectares of tea and 367 hectares of eucalyptus forest

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Food crops, Forestry unspecified

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2011] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2011] In operation (production)
Comment on implementation status
Already established plantation. Date of production of established state-owned plantation unknown.

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower, in ha)
853
Comment on contract farming
Outreach Tea Co-operative, Coothegim

Number of total jobs created

Jobs created (total)
Yes
Current number of jobs (total)
[2013] 23
Comment on jobs created (total)
Permanent workers

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Planned daily/seasonal workers (domestic)
1500

Operating company

Name of investment project
Gisovu Tea Estate
Comment on investment chain
Silverback is the retail trademark for the tea which is sold in Rwanda.

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
Silverback Tea- about

Data source #2

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
Mcleod Russel- tea history

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Comment on data source
Economic Times- McLeod Russel

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Comment on data source
Bloomberg Business week- Borelli Tea Holdings Ltd.

Data source #5

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
McLeod Russel Tea Estates- June 2011

Data source #6

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
Borelli Tea Holdings Financial Statements ending 31 March 2014

Data source #7

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
The Times- The McLeod Russel House Journal- January 2013

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Education

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State

Former land use

Former land use
Commercial (large-scale) agriculture

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland
Comment on former land cover
Tea Estate

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Eucalyptus, Tea

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
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
Nile River

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