Deal #4735

Location #1

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Administrative region
Location
Ngororero, Rwanda

Target country
Rwanda
Comment on location
Nile-Congo crest,Northwestern part of Rwanda, more precisely in the Western Province, Ngororero District, 145 km away from Kigali.

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
1157
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2006] 1157
Comment on land area
Rubaya tea plantations: 808 hectares. It also owns 349 hectares of forest area allocated to fuel wood production. 342ha for outgrowers not on the lease.

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Food crops, Timber plantation (for wood and fibre)

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2006] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
The estate was originally created in 1970's solely under the government.

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)
Comment on implementation status
The rehabilitation of the Rubaya tea unit is sponsored by the Rwandan Development Bank.

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower, in ha)
342
Not on leased / purchased farmers (out-grower)
1280
Comment on contract farming
Rubaya Tea Estate buys 30 % of its green leaf from 1,280 small village tea growers grouped under the Cotragagi Cooperative. Rubaya Tea Estate supports the cooperative through sharing technical skills and assisting in procurement of tea consumables.

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Current number of daily/seasonal workers (domestic)
7000

Operating company

Name of investment project
Rubaya tea estate
Comment on investment chain
Rwanda Mountain Tea Ltd acquired majority shares. The rehabilitation of the Rubaya tea unit is sponsored by the Rwandan Development Bank.

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #2

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Comment on data source
Bloomberg Business- Company Overview of Rwanda Mountain Tea Ltd.

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Comment on data source
Bio Invest - Rwandan Mountain Tea

Data source #5

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #6

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2014-07-15
Comment on data source
The New Times- Rutsiro tea factory privatisation will boost competitiveness–govt

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State
Comment on former land owner
A semi-privatization program took place in 2006, where the government gave the majority of the shares to Rwanda Mountain Tea. The aim was to yield shares to private investors and tea cooperatives to increase the tea sector efficiency.

Former land use

Former land use
Commercial (large-scale) agriculture
Comment on former land use
Previously also a tea plantation

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Tea

Use of produce

Has export
Yes
Comment on use of produce
It principally exports its black tea through the international tea auction centre in Mombasa (Kenya).

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
tea factory on-site

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