Deal #4930

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Exact location
Location
Yamane, Senegal

Latitude
16.11216470052251
Longitude
-16.00613849218746
Target country
Senegal
Comment on location
Yamane- location chosen due to availability of water and land.

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
310
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2011] 310
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2014] 300
[2015] 310
Comment on land area
Another source states 300ha, while another states 200ha.

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Food crops

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2011] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Current number of employees (domestic)
78
Current number of daily/seasonal workers (domestic)
165
Comment on jobs created (domestic)
The company has struggled with health and safety with regards to employees- mainly due to lack of previous employment, language barrier and illiteracy. Another source states employing over 600-800 villagers every day. Farmers were trained in the use of pesticides with a view to preventing contamination and securing a good yield.

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Data source #1

Data source type
Personal information
Date
2016-01-12
Includes in-country-verified information
Yes
Comment on data source
Simon is doing spatial mapping in Senegal

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Comment on data source
Au-Senegal-- WAF / West Africa Farm

Data source #3

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
Health and Safety at West Africa Farms Senegal

Data source #4

Data source type
Government sources
File
Date
2013-11-21
Comment on data source
The British Ambassador John Marshall, at West Africa Farms, a British agricultural holding in the Gnith Rural Community

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2013-11-19
Comment on data source
Sénégal : West Africa Farms veut doubler ses exportations d’oignons pour la saison 2013-2014

Data source #6

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
company website

Data source #7

Data source type
Personal information
Date
2016-08-23

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Education
Productive infrastructure (e.g. irrigation, tractors, machinery...)
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
Supplied a tractor to the local community.

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
Shrub land/Grassland (Rangeland)
Marginal land

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Fruit (unspecified), Onion, Potatoes, Vegetables (unspecified)

Use of produce

Has export
Yes
Export
100
Country 1
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes
Comment on water extraction envisaged
Pivots and irrigation channels

Source of water extraction

Source of water extraction
Surface water (Lake)
Comment on source of water extraction
Lake Guiers

How much water is extracted?

Water extraction amount
62050
Comment on how much water is extracted
170m3/day*365

Overall comment

Overall comment
The Group supplies the major UK retailers with salad and vegetables, including Salad Onions and Raddish. Investment of 6 100 000 euros in the project.

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