Deal #4773

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Ehor, Nigeria

Target country
Nigeria
Comment on location
Uhunmwode Local Government Area, Edo State. At Ehor Forest Reserve.

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
10000
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2014] 10000
Comment on land area
This formed part of the land in #4322.

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Food crops, Agriculture unspecified
Comment on intention of investment
processed in various cassava products (such as chips and sweetners)

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2014] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Comment on implementation status
The MOU signed gives a time limit for the investors to develop a substantial part of the land or the investor faces forfeiture on any undeveloped part of the land.

Leasing fees

Annual leasing fee
2000
Annual leasing fee currency
Naira (₦)
Annual leasing fee type
per ha
Comment on leasing fees
The state government will collect it and pay part of it to the communities or provide infrastructures for the communities.

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes
Comment on contract farming
The company will guarantee a market for the produce. They will also assist the out growers in terms of quality seedlings.

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Comment on jobs created (domestic)
The project will likely lead to employment for the community. The company cannot source for foreign labour where the local labour is available.

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2015-09-11
Comment on data source
Farmland Grab- Edo State sets aside 300,000 ha of land for investment

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2014-02-27
Comment on data source
The Nigerian Observer -- Agric Development: EDSG signs MoU with 4 firms

Data source #3

Data source type
Government sources
File
Date
2014-03-04
Comment on data source
Edo Govt Signs $500m MOU Agric Investment with Four Companies

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2014-08-18
Comment on data source
The Nigerian Observer -- Industrialisation: Edo Govt meets stakeholders over biochemical industry

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)
Comment on consultation of local community
The government and company held a community meeting to discuss the project, employment and the outgrower scheme.

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Consent
Comment on community reaction
The government gained consent from the local community on behalf of the company. Communities are already worried that the investors are yet to commence. It is based on their willingness to cede the land to the government and not the investor.

Displacement of people

Comment on displacement of people
Various affected villages

Promised benefits for local communities

Comment on promised benefits for local communities
Some of the lease fee will go towards infrastructure development for the community.

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State
Community

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture
Forestry

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland
Forest land
Marginal land

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Cassava (Maniok)

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
Processed in various cassava products

Overall comment

Overall comment
The MOU signed gives a time limit for the investors to develop a substantial part of the land or the investor faces forfeiture on any undeveloped part of the land.

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