Deal #5022

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Todee, Liberia

Target country
Liberia
Comment on location
Todee District, Montserrado County

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
4046
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[1900] 4046
Size in operation (production, in ha)
2428
Comment on land area
10,000 acres of land, 6,000 of which are planted. Another data source states 8000acre plantation.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Non-food agricultural commodities

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[1900] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
Date when contract was concluded is not clear-- it is before 2000 (1900 inserted to ensure that it is not on the PI). One data source states that it is one of the oldest plantations which survived the civil war.

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)
Comment on implementation status
It is not clear when the plantation was first brought into operation. Processing plant was closed in 2014 due to low rubber prices but re-opened.

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Current number of jobs (domestic)
[2008] 400
Comment on jobs created (domestic)
The price of rubber has taken a hard hit on Liberian rubber plantations to the effect that employees have not taken pay for five months (in January 2016).

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Data source #1

Data source type
Contract
File
Date
2007-08-10
Open Contracting ID
ocds-591adf-7098924183
Comment on data source
Investment Incentive Contract for equipment for the processing plant (Contract relates to the rubber processing machinery imported from Malaysia).

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2014-02-07
Comment on data source
Daily Observer- Rubber Theft: Urgent Need for Gov't. Action

Data source #3

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2011-04-20
Comment on data source
REPORT OF THE AUDITOR- GENERAL. On The Guthrie Rubber Plantation. John S. Morlu, II

Data source #4

Data source type
Government sources
File
Date
2012-11-27
Comment on data source
US Department of Labor- News Release. US Department of Labor awards $6 million to Winrock International to combat child labor in rubber-producing areas of Liberia

Data source #5

Data source type
Government sources
File
Date
2009-03-19
Comment on data source
President Johnson Sirleaf Moves to Quell Labor Unrest at Guthrie

Data source #6

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2016-01-27
Comment on data source
LIBERIA: Rubber plantations to lay off thousands

Data source #7

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2008-01-23
Comment on data source
All Africa- Liberia: Pres. Sirleaf Tours Morris-American Rubber Facility

Data source #8

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2013-04-19
Comment on data source
Pictures from the Morris American Rubber Company (MARC0)- "Processing Rubber"

Data source #9

Data source type
Media report
File
Comment on data source
International Finance Corporation- Trade and Development: The Critical Combination

Data source #10

Data source type
Other (Please specify in comment field)
File
Date
2009-04-28
Comment on data source
Wikileaks- LIBERIA: RUBBER SECTOR OVERVIEW

Data source #11

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Ministry of Foreign Affairs- Back to Growth: Investing in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Conference Program.

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Rubber tree

Use of produce

Has export
Yes
Comment on use of produce
Supplier to international tire manufacturers

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
January 2008- new $2.5 million rubber processing plant completed.

Overall comment

Overall comment
In 2009 the President has requested that Morris American Rubber Company manage Guthrie Rubber Plantation while the labor unrest on the plantation is resolved.

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