Deal #4753

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Abuja, Nigeria

Target country
Nigeria
Comment on location
This collaboration shall also see STDC facilitating the replication of the sweet sorghum village industry in other states of the federation. The council is already engaged in discussions with various stakeholders in Taraba, Adamawa, Kebbi, Bauchi and Gombe states.

Land area

Comment on land area
The state government recently provided some hectares of land for the project-- intended size and size under contract is not known.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Biofuels, Food crops, Agriculture unspecified
Comment on intention of investment
The agreement with STDC is for the processing and development of sweet sorghum into food and industrial and energy products. This project aims to develop a sweet sorghum value chain in Nigeria, from cultivation to processing and industrial application.

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2015] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
An MOU was signed in 2015. The Council stated that the collaboration shall also see STDC facilitating the replication of the sweet sorghum village industry in other states within Nigeria.

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2015] Project not started
Comment on implementation status
Pilot project

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
STDC will provide technical support and expertise, including conducting the initial soil testing and other related activities. RMRDC, with the federal government, will provide land for the project. The RMRDC will receive the sole franchise for the distribution of the improved sweet sorghum seedlings, planting materials and its technology in West Africa (from STDC).

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2015-08-27
Comment on data source
Farmland Grab -- Nigeria to work with Chinese firm on sorghum production

Data source #2

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #3

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
RMRDC partners chinese STDC on sweet sorghum development

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2015-08-25
Comment on data source
Business Day -- RMRDC partners Chinese firm on sorghum production

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2015-09-11
Comment on data source
Farmland Grab - Millionaire investors buying up farm lands

Data source #6

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2015-08-27
Comment on data source
National Mirror -- FG, Chinese firm sign pact on sorghum production

Data source #7

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2015-09-11
Comment on data source
The Nation-- Millionaire investors buying up farm lands

Consultation of local community

Comment on consultation of local community
The council is already engaged in discussions with various stakeholders in Taraba, Adamawa, Kebbi, Bauchi and Gombe states.

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Sorghum

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
The agreement includes joint establishment of a comprehensive industrial model project on the development of sweet sorghum-- including processing plants.

Overall comment

Overall comment
STDC will provide technical support and expertise, including conducting the initial soil testing and other related activities. RMRDC, with the federal government, will provide land for the project. The RMRDC will receive the sole franchise for the distribution of the improved sweet sorghum seedlings, planting materials and its technology in West Africa (from STDC). An MOU was signed in 2015, however the size under contract is not known. This project aims to develop a sweet sorghum value chain in Nigeria, from cultivation to processing and industrial application. The project is an effort to add value to local raw materials to stimulate employment opportunities and create wealth for the nation.The agreement with STDC is for the processing and development of sweet sorghum into food and industrial and energy products. The council will receive the franchise for the distribution of the improved sweet sorghum seedlings, planting materials and technology in West Africa.

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