Deal #4796

Location #1

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Administrative region
Location
Mkulazi, Tanzania

Target country
Tanzania
Comment on location
60 kilometres from the Dar es Salaam - Morogoro highway. The site is situated alongside the TAZARA railway line linking Dar es Salaam with the Zambian border.

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
60000
Comment on land area
The government has set aside 60000ha of land for sugar and rice farming. The title of Mkulazi is secured by TIC from the Ministry of Land, Food Security and Cooperatives and the whole land is under TIC land bank. 40,000 hectares for sugar farming divided in two farms of 20,000 hectares each. The remaining 20,000 hectares would be for rice farming---four rice farms of 5,000 hectares each.

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Food crops, Agriculture unspecified
Comment on intention of investment
Sugarcane and rice

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease
Comment on nature of the deal
The land is available for lease on 66 years.

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2015] Intended (Expression of interest)

Operating company

Name of investment project
Mkulazi Large Scale Commercial farming site for Sugar and Rice
Comment on investment chain
The Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) is coordinating subsequent transactions. TIC is a One Stop Agency set up under the Tanzania Investment Act, No. 26 of 1997 to promote, co-ordinate and facilitate investment into Tanzania. Local and foreign investors are invited to apply to lease the land.

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2015-10-07
Comment on data source
Farmland Grab -- Tanzania offers 60,000 hectares for sugar

Data source #2

Data source type
Government sources
File
Comment on data source
Tanzania Investment Center website

Data source #3

Data source type
Government sources
File

Displacement of people

Comment on displacement of people
The project is not expected to replace locals. Locals have been assured that the project would not displace them.

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State
Comment on former land owner
The title of Mkulazi is secured by TIC from the Ministry of Land, Food Security and Cooperatives and the whole land is under TIC land bank.

Former land use

Former land use
Conservation
Other

Former land cover

Former land cover
Marginal land

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Rice, Sugar Cane

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Has export
Yes
Comment on use of produce
The farm is positioned to supply the local, regional and global markets.

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes

Source of water extraction

Source of water extraction
Surface water (River)
Comment on source of water extraction
Mvuha River

Overall comment

Overall comment
This project forms part of the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) initiative. The Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) is coordinating subsequent transactions. Local and foreign investors are invited to apply. 40,000 hectares for sugar farming divided in two farms of 20,000 hectares each. The remaining 20,000 hectares would be for rice farming---four rice farms of 5,000 hectares each.

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