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Deal #4959

Location #1

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Administrative region
Location
Guitri, Côte d'Ivoire

Target country
Côte d'Ivoire

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
24000
Comment on land area
Expansion of 24,000ha near Guitry

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Agriculture unspecified

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
Intended (Under negotiation)
Comment on negotiation status
Expansion of 24,000ha near Guitry still needs to be signed, however a provisional agreement for these lands has been signed between Dekel Oil and Ivoire Agro Development (IAD). IAD claims to have control over the land from agreements established between the communities and the company. However, the communities deny giving their land rights to Dekel Oil and deny having a contract in place with IAD. Objective is to get the contract signed and bring the project into operation in 2016.

Operating company

Name of investment project
Guitry palm oil project

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
Dekel Oil investor presentation 2013

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2015-10-15
Comment on data source
Farmland Grab- DekelOil: Contract to develop 10,000 hectares of brownfield land in Ghana

Data source #3

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

Data source #4

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

Data source #5

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
Interim Results 11 September 2015

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Rejection
Comment on community reaction
A provisional agreement for these lands has been signed between Dekel Oil and Ivoire Agro Development (IAD). IAD claims to have control over the land from agreements established between the communities and the company. However, the communities deny giving their land rights to Dekel Oil and deny having a contract in place with IAD.

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Private (large-scale farm)
Community

Former land use

Former land use
Commercial (large-scale) agriculture
Smallholder agriculture
Comment on former land use
DekelOil's projects are based on existing plantations in Ivory Coast, as well as on plantations that will be cultivated in open areas secured by the company for the purpose of expansion – without the need to cut down rainforests.

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland
Marginal land

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Oil Palm

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Has export
Yes
Comment on use of produce
Various sales channels of CPO include: Sale to major Ivory Coast refineries, Export to bordering countries, Sale to commodity traders

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes

Overall comment

Overall comment
The company has another palm oil plantation in Ivory coast- #3272

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