Deal #5010

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Littoral, Cameroon

Target country
Cameroon
Comment on location
Region of Littoral Camerun

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
49776
Comment on land area
One data source states 123,000-acre (49776ha). Another report states 60000ha. While another states 123 000ha.

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Agriculture unspecified

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2014] Intended (Expression of interest)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2015] Startup phase (no production)
Comment on implementation status
Stakes are planted in the ground and a nursery nearby is filled with oil palm seedlings.

Operating company

Operating company

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Comment on data source
GREENPEACE: Africa plantations of oil palm and rubber threaten the habitat of the great apes.

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2015-03-01
Comment on data source
The Median- Destruction of protected forests

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2015-08-14
Comment on data source
Food Farm News- Palm Oil Plantations Threaten African Primates

Data source #4

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2014-05-15
Comment on data source
Less oil but more money! Artisanal palm oil milling in Cameroon. African Journal of Agricultural Research. Vol. 9(20), pp.1586- 1596, 15 May, 2014

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2015-03-02
Comment on data source
Cameroon Post Online- 3000 Hectares Of Dja Reserve Forest Destroyed

Data source #6

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2014-06-18
Comment on data source
Greenpeace letter to Hassana Siddi, Chief Manager ,AZUR SA

Data source #7

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

Data source #8

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2016-04-03
Comment on data source
African Politics and Policy. Cameroon: palm oil as a threat to the wildlife

Former land use

Former land use
Forestry

Former land cover

Former land cover
Forest land
Comment on former land cover
Adjacent to the forest of Ebo, where there should be a national park and home to many mammals, such as forest elephants, and several primate species at risk of extinction. The project could possibly overlap with the forest in some places.

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
Local and regional markets for soap, detergents and cooking oil.

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes

Overall comment

Overall comment
AZUR was previously only a soap production and palm oil refining company based in Douala. The company agents in the field would buy palm oil directly from the artisanal mills in large quantities and transport it to factory using big tankers.

April 13, 2016, 5:04 p.m.

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