Deal #4746

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Gulu, Uganda

Target country
Uganda

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
404
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2009] 404
Comment on land area
Outgrower farmers for agriculture only. Forestry under company operations.

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Food crops, Non-food agricultural commodities, Agriculture unspecified, Forestry unspecified
Comment on intention of investment
Also buys chilli's from contract farmers.

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2009] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2010] In operation (production)

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes
Not on leased / purchased farmers (out-grower)
55000
Comment on contract farming
GADC sources both organic and conventionally-produced cotton from smallholder farmers. GADC also empowers local smallholder farmers by providing them with support, training, and agricultural inputs.

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
The company is backed by the New York-based Acumen fund, a non-profit organisation.

 

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Data source #1

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

Data source #2

Data source type
Company sources
File

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Cotton, Eucalyptus, Pine, Sesame, Sun Flower, Teak

Use of produce

Has export
Yes
Export
100
Comment on use of produce
International Markets

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
The only commercial cotton ginnery in the Gulu District. The company also plans to build a plant to produce cooking oil from sesame and sunflowers rather than selling the seeds raw.

Overall comment

Overall comment
Contract farming for agriculture and forestry operations under contract.

Aug. 24, 2015, 4:04 p.m.

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