Deal #4749

Location #1

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Country
Location
Mozambique

Target country
Mozambique
Comment on location
The project is located in either Manica province or Maputo province.

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
4000
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
4000

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Agriculture unspecified
Comment on intention of investment
oil seed production

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease
Comment on nature of the deal
Regional Development Company Ltd (RDC)-- Regional Development Company (Moçambique) Limitada -- has 23500ha (2009) in Manica province and Maputo province. Plus a new 2,456 ha DUAT (2013) acquired in Nampula Province. RDC acts as an interface between foreign companies and the Mozambican government, and assigns them lands within its DUAT concessions for which the company pays an annual fee to RDC. It identifies investors, negotiates with them and then assigns them lands within its DUAT concessions under an “Assignment of Land Development Agreement”.

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
Concluded (Contract signed)

Leasing fees

Comment on leasing fees
The company pays leasing fees to Regional Development Company Ltd (RDC).

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Contract #1

Duration of the agreement (in years)
49

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Data source #1

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Grain- Nacala land grabbers table

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2013-04-26
Comment on data source
Mozambique Offers 2456 Hectares to Mauritius

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2010-01-27
Comment on data source
Reuters- Mauritius hunts investors for Mozambique land deal

Data source #4

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Grain- The land grabbers of the Nacala corridor.

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
Oil Seeds (unspecified)

Use of produce

Comment on use of produce
The investor will have to sell at least 25% of its production to the Mozambicans or Mauritians

Overall comment

Overall comment
Regional Development Company Ltd (RDC)-- Regional Development Company (Moçambique) Limitada -- has 23500ha (2009) in Manica province and Maputo province. Plus a new 2,456 ha DUAT (2013) acquired in Nampula Province. RDC acts as an interface between foreign companies and the Mozambican government, and assigns them lands within its DUAT concessions for which the company pays an annual fee to RDC.

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