Deal #4556

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Arad, Romania

Target country
Romania

Location #2

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Timiș County, Romania

Target country
Romania

Location #3

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Caraș-Severin County, Romania

Target country
Romania

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2007] 21000
[2015] 22254
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2014] 21000
[2015] 19254
Comment on land area
Due to newst info around 3000 ha not use. 21.000 ha of arable land in Arad, Timis (Livezile) and Caras Severin (Berzovia, Gradinari, Maureni, Berliste, Iertof and Racasdia).

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Food crops, Livestock, Non-food agricultural commodities
Comment on intention of investment
Technical cultivation and zootechny.

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Outright Purchase
Lease
Comment on nature of the deal
The company owns 12,000 ha, has a concession of 5,800 ha from the Romanian Agency of State Domains and leases another 3,000 ha from private smallholders.

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2002] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Contract #1

Contract date
2002-01-15

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Planned employees (domestic)
200
Current number of jobs (domestic)
[2014] 200
Current number of employees (domestic)
[2014] 200

Operating company

Name of investment project
Bardeau Group in Romania

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2014-11-19

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2014-11-19

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2014-11-19

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2015-11-06

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2014-11-19

Data source #6

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
2014

Data source #7

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2014-11-19

Data source #8

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2014-11-19

Data source #9

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2014-11-19

Data source #10

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2014-11-24

Data source #11

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2014-11-19

Data source #12

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2014-11-19

Data source #13

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2016-04-13
Comment on data source
about size under control

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Mixed reaction
Comment on community reaction
By 2012 Bardeau Holding Romania had over 500 court cases open. The holding used its power to bribe local law magistrates to intervene in these cases.

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State
Private (smallholders)
Comment on former land owner
The company has acquired land from some 14,500 smallholders (about 12,000 ha) and rents from a further 1,500, (around 3,000 ha) requiring a team of seven to manage its purchases and leases. Additionally they have a concession of 5,800 ha from the Romanian Agency of State Domains.

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Barley, Corn (Maize), Rapeseed, Rice, Sun Flower, Wheat
Livestock area
Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Goats, Pork, Sheep

In country processing of produce

Comment on in country processing of produce
The company has his own transport infrastructure and storage, processing and commercialisation capacity.

Overall comment

Overall comment
The company is blamed for being involved in illegal land acquistion and severe cases of corruption. It allegedly worked as an intermediary for Rabo Bank and sold land to Rabo Farm (#4947). (https://decorrespondent.nl/3585/Think-land-grabbing-is-a-thing-of-the-past-Think-again/789922879350-90f224d3 )

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