Deal #4748

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Mara Forest, Kenya

Target country
Kenya
Comment on location
Transmara region

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
0
Comment on land area
Outgrowers provide sugarcane to the mill. Mill on 28 hectares.

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Food crops, Industry
Comment on intention of investment
Sugar Mill

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Pure contract farming

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2010] Concluded (Contract signed)
[2015] Change of ownership
[2015] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
Alteo acquired a stake in the project in 2015, the project was operational since 2010.

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2015] In operation (production)
[2018, current] Startup phase (no production)
Comment on implementation status
Outgrowers have been growing sugarcane before the start of this project. Outgrowers stopped supplying the company towards the end of 2018 and beginning of 2019 due to the low buying price of sugar cane. The company and outgrowers are in negotiations.

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower, in ha)
14000
Not on leased / purchased farmers (out-grower)
14700
Comment on contract farming
Community surrounding the sugar mill. the company giving extension services, harvest and transport services from field to mill. 14,700 outgrowers of the region on an estimated area of 14,000 hectares to the Transmara factory. the company provides planters’ relations that include, irrigation, fertilization, harvest and transport facilities from the fields to the factory. In March 2019 the outgrowers stopped supplying cane to the factory because of the low cane prices.

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Current number of employees (domestic)
850
Current number of daily/seasonal workers (domestic)
200
Comment on jobs created (domestic)
TSCL has 850 fixed term employees and an additional 200 seasonal and contractual workers- for the refinery.

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
The company was established in 2010. Alteo acquired a stake in the project in 2015 through its subsidiary Sucrière des Mascareignes Limited (SML).

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Comment on data source
URL no longer working http://www.abaxservices.com/en/abaxservices/en/past-news/599-mauritius-based-alteo-announces-proposed-acquisition-of-kenya%E2%80%99s-tscl

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Transmara Sugar Company
Date
2011-08-11

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Business Daily- Mauritius sugar miller closes in on Kenyan company acquisition
Date
2015-04-19

Data source #4

Data source type
Company sources
File
Publication title
Annual Report 2014

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Alteo eyes Kenyan sugar sector
Date
2015-04-24

Data source #6

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Farmland Grab- Sucre : le mauricien Alteo s’implante au Kenya
Date
2015-08-18

Data source #7

Data source type
Company sources
File
Publication title
Annual report 2015

Data source #8

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
The Star- Transmara Sugar owner Alteo posts whopping Sh2bn profit in six months
Date
2016-11-15

Data source #9

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Narok Governor threatens to close Transmara Sugar factory
Date
2016-06-29

Data source #10

Data source type
Company sources
Publication title
TRANSMARA SUGAR COMPANY LIMITED

Data source #11

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Business Daily Sugarcane farmers oppose Transmara Sugar’s lower price
Date
2019-03-05

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Health
Education
Productive infrastructure (e.g. irrigation, tractors, machinery...)
Capacity Building
Other
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
Water taps and an orphanage. Through its CSR programme, Transmara targets the access to water, healthcare, education and infrastructure improvements

Detailed contract farming crop and animal information

Contract farming crops
Sugar Cane

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Domestic use
100

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
Processes 400,000 tonnes of sugarcane per annum

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