Deal #4935

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Exact location
Location
Belo, Cameroon

Latitude
6.0794544
Longitude
10.3754282
Target country
Cameroon
Comment on location
16 km from the centre of Belo, North- West Region

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
5000
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2002] 5000
Size in operation (production, in ha)
5000
[2013] 2000

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Food crops

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2002] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Number of jobs for foreigners created

Jobs created (foreign)
Yes
Comment on jobs created (foreign)
The plantation is run by an Indian family who was hired to manage the estates.

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Current number of jobs (domestic)
3000
Comment on jobs created (domestic)
The majority of the 3000 employees are Fulani, struggling to make ends meet on what was once their land. Another source states 4000 employees.

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Comment on data source
NDAWARA TEA ESTATE DAY TRIP

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2013-05-29
Comment on data source
Ndawara Tea Plantation

Data source #3

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Agro-industrial investments in Cameroon Large-scale land acquisitions since 2005, Samuel Nguiffo and Michelle Sonkoue Watio

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2015-11-09
Comment on data source
Cameroon Concord- Cameroon's Tea Estate (Ndawara) Owner Baba Ahmadou Danpullo is the richest man in francophone Africa

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2010-03-08
Comment on data source
Cameroon Association for Responsible Tourism (CAMAST)- Ndawara Tea Estate (Boyo division, NW region)

Data source #6

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
http://www.nhtetea.com/index.html URL no longer working

Data source #7

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Baba Ahmadou Danpullo: Africa’s discreet business magnate
Date
2017-02-01

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Not consulted

Displacement of people

Comment on displacement of people
Fulani people were forced off of their land by one of their own in order to create and expand Ndawara.

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Community
Comment on former land owner
Fulani land

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
Tea

Use of produce

Has export
Yes
Export
100

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes

Overall comment

Overall comment
The Ndawara Tea Estate is the biggest privately owned tea estate in the world. "There is a lot of controversy surrounding the tea plantation concerning land rights and fair wages."

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