Deal #4603

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Mouila, Gabon

Target country
Gabon
Comment on location
The plantations will be spread across multiple areas within 100-500 kilometres from Libreville port, including Mouilla, Ndendé.

Land area

Comment on land area
One source states that the project is 200,000 hectares- 120,000 will go to small-scale farmers and 80,000 to industrial agriculture. For now the only activity is outgrower scheme.

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Food crops, Agriculture unspecified

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Outright Purchase
Comment on nature of the deal
Each farmer will be awarded a title deed for their 7hectares.

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2014] Intended (Under negotiation)
[2015] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2015] In operation (production)

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower, in ha)
50000
Not on leased / purchased farmers (out-grower)
6000
Comment on contract farming
Under the Gabonaise des Réalisations Agricoles et des Initiatives des Nationaux Engagés (Graine) scheme. Land allocated to co-operatives of Gabonese citizens. Each farmer will receive around 7hectares each. The government aims to attract 20,000-30,000 households. 42000ha under oil palm and 8000ha under food crops.

Operating company

Operating company
Name of investment project
GRAINE Scheme
Comment on investment chain
Public Private Partnership where the government of Gabon provides land and financial resources for developing the smallholder plantations and logistics infrastructure, while Olam will lead in the development and management of the nucleus and smallholder plantations.

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2015-03-02
Comment on data source
Olam International Joins Republic of Gabon in Pioneering Outgrower Programme

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2015-01-29
Comment on data source
Oxford Business group- Gabon plants the seeds for agricultural growth

Data source #3

Data source type
Other (Please specify in comment field)
File
Comment on data source
WRM bulletin- Nro. 231 – June 2017

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2017-01-27
Comment on data source
PROJET GRAINE : CES PLANTATIONS DE L’ESPOIR

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2017-01-27
Comment on data source
PROJET GRAINE : CES PLANTATIONS DE L’ESPOIR

Data source #6

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2015-10-27
Comment on data source
Lettre du Collectif des Familles Victimes du Projet « GRAINE » de Mboma

Data source #7

Data source type
Other (Please specify in comment field)
Comment on data source
RSPO listing

Consultation of local community

Comment on consultation of local community
Some villagers claim that they were not consulted.

How did the community react?

Comment on community reaction
Some villagers reject the project.

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Health
Productive infrastructure (e.g. irrigation, tractors, machinery...)
Roads
Capacity Building
Financial Support
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
Participants will receive public healthcare coverage, access to low-interest loans

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture
Comment on former land use
One data source states community occupied land.

Former land cover

Former land cover
Marginal land
Comment on former land cover
On previously degraded land

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Banana, Cassava (Maniok), Oil Palm, Tomatoes, Pepper

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Has export
Yes
Comment on use of produce
Oil palm: 100% exportred. Market access is offered to farmers through Olam’s distribution networks by buying their produce. To the African and European Markets. Food crops: 100% for domestic market.

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes

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