Deal #4745

Location #1

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Coordinates
Location
Nwoya, Uganda

Latitude
2.5920546
Longitude
31.729925
Target country
Uganda
Comment on location
Our farming operations consist of 3 clusters, which are in the same area but not directly connected

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
6030
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2013] 6030
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2014] 1430
[2015] 1700
Comment on land area
Company information on size under contract differs- 6030ha or 4000ha. The company plans to plant a further 3000ha of maize in 2015. Further farms in the Eastern region of Uganda are currently being developed.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Food crops, Agriculture unspecified
Comment on intention of investment
The company has focused on cropping, however will venture into cattle ranching.

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2013] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
Further farms in the Eastern region of Uganda are currently being developed.

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2014] In operation (production)
Comment on implementation status
The company has invested $15 million until 2015.

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes
Not on leased / purchased farmers (out-grower)
5000
Comment on contract farming
The company has a farm shop in its operating area in the North of Uganda to provide local farmers with improved access to genuine inputs. Up to 5000 farmers.

Number of jobs for foreigners created

Jobs created (foreign)
Yes
Comment on jobs created (foreign)
Foreign managers

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Current number of jobs (domestic)
54

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2015-08-09
Comment on data source
All Africa- Uganda: Amatheon Agri Commits to Uganda Schools

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2015-01-05
Comment on data source
Red Pepper- Amatheon Agri Officials Hold Talks With Uganda’s Minister Of Agriculture

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2015-07-28
Comment on data source
Amatheon Agri Uganda Ltd. promotes education and health in Nwoya

Data source #4

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
Amatheon company webiste

Data source #5

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
Amatheon Annual Report 2014

Data source #6

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
AMATHEON AGRI HOLDING N.V.: INFORMATION PRESENTATION, July 2015

Data source #7

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2015-08-20
Comment on data source
Farmland Grab- Agribusiness on rise in north Uganda region where rebels fought

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)
Comment on consultation of local community
The company negotiated leases directly with owners rather than going through the government.

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Health
Education
Capacity Building

Materialized benefits for local communities

Comment on materialized benefits for local communities
In 2014, the firm conducted a baseline socio-economic survey of its surrounding communities. From the survey's result and key social development needs highlighted by the District Local Government, sub-county leaders and the local communities, Amatheon selected its CSR projects. The company's social investments will continue to focus on projects that make a significant difference and have the potential to transform lives of the communities in which it operates.

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Community

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland
Marginal land

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Corn (Maize), Rice, Sorghum, Soya Beans, Sun Flower
Comment on crops
The investment is also venturing into production of Chia and Quinoa.
Livestock area
Cattle

Use of produce

Has export
Yes
Country 1
Netherlands

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes

Water extraction envisaged

Comment on water extraction envisaged
Irrigation is not required in the contract area.

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