Deal #5024

Location #1

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Coordinates
Location
Kikonda, Uganda

Latitude
1.25
Longitude
31.5
Target country
Uganda
Comment on location
Kikonda Forest Reserve in Uganda. 30 kilometers East of Hoima on the Kampala-Hoima Highway- on both sides of the road

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
12182
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2002] 12182
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2003] 200
[2010] 2624

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Timber plantation (for wood and fibre), For carbon sequestration/REDD
Comment on intention of investment
8000ha for the plantation, the rest for conservation.

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2002] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
One source implies the plantation has been active since 2010. Global Environment Fund became a shareholder in 2015.

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2003] In operation (production)

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Contract #1

Duration of the agreement (in years)
50

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Comment on jobs created (domestic)
Employ averagely between 300-600 people-- largely employs migrant labourers “under poor conditions in the field”.

Operating company

Operating company
Comment on investment chain
Global Environment Fund became a shareholder in 2015.

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #2

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #3

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #4

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
PUBLIC SUMMARY MANAGEMENT PLAN

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2016-01-08
Comment on data source
Global Woods’ plantations in Uganda: Trees versus food

Data source #6

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2015-11-25
Comment on data source
Allegations against Global Woods’ Kikonda Project

Data source #7

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2003-06-26
Comment on data source
Carbon Sink Projects

Data source #8

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Nel, A. (2014). Sequestering Market Environmentalism: Geographies of Carbon Forestry and Unevenness in Uganda (Thesis, Doctor of Philosophy). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/5070

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Rejection

Presence of land conflicts

Presence of land conflicts
Yes
Comment on presence of land conflicts
Communities around the project area complain about a high level of conflict with the project: fines, arbitrary arrests of people and impoundments of cattle entering the reserve, denied access to water tanks that were constructed for use by the communities, widespread corruption among forest rangers. conflicts between Global Woods and the local cattle herders are far from resolved (December 2015).

Displacement of people

Displacement of people
Yes
Comment on displacement of people
Villages located on the plantation land: Kasambya, Kitangwa, Kihigikwa, Kyakabuga and Wadaaga (44 communities)

Negative impacts for local communities

Comment on negative impacts for local communities
Global Woods failed to analyse and understand the communities and failed to evaluate how the project would impact their livelihoods. In fact, Global Woods only carried out a “socio-economic baseline survey” in 2011, nine years after the project started.

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Health
Productive infrastructure (e.g. irrigation, tractors, machinery...)
Roads
Other

Materialized benefits for local communities

Materialized benefits for local communities
Capacity Building
Comment on materialized benefits for local communities
Seedlings: 200,000 seedlings and technical advice have been supplied free of charge to over 200 farmers turning them into proud owners of trees.

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State

Former land use

Former land use
Forestry
Comment on former land use
Kikonda Forest Reserve

Former land cover

Former land cover
Forest land

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Eucalyptus, Pine, Trees (unspecified)

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Has export
Yes
Comment on use of produce
Local and regional markets

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
utility poles, structural timber, and biomass energy.

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