Deal #5104

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Exact location
Location
Katima Mulilo, Namibia

Latitude
-17.492078124314666
Longitude
24.244263588085914
Target country
Namibia
Comment on location
Katima Mulilo, Caprivi region, north east of Namibia.

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
400
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2008] 400
Comment on land area
One source states "secured with the community 300,000 Ha in a holding trust."-- this 300 000ha was an ambitious plan. 400ha remains the intended size.

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Biofuels, Food crops, Livestock
Comment on intention of investment
maize, cabbage, potatoes, groundnuts, sweet potatoes and lettuce

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease
Comment on nature of the deal
Leased from the Town Council.

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2008] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2008] Startup phase (no production)
[2011] Project abandoned
Comment on implementation status
The farm has been conducting trials on 50 ha. The remaining 350ha has been cleared. The business is seeking funding and/or technical expertise to assist with the expansion of the business from 50ha to 400ha.

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Contract #1

Duration of the agreement (in years)
20

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Current number of jobs (domestic)
[2010] 100
[2011] 20
Current number of daily/seasonal workers (domestic)
[2011] 40

Operating company

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Government sources
File
Comment on data source
LL BIOFUELS NAMIBIA (PTY) LTD –CROP CULTIVATION

Data source #2

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
A Quest for partnership. March 2010.

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2010-04-26
Comment on data source
Biodiesel Magazine- Namibia to produce jatropha biodiesel

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2011-11-23
Comment on data source
Namibian Sun- LL Biofuels Namibia closes shop

Data source #5

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #6

Data source type
Media report
File
Comment on data source
Bloomberg- Company Overview of The Lev Leviev Group of Companies

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Banana, Corn (Maize), Fruit (unspecified), Jatropha, Onion, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Vegetables (unspecified)

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Domestic use
100
Comment on use of produce
Potential to export the excess produce.

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes

Overall comment

Overall comment
The business is seeking funding and/or technical expertise to assist with the expansion of the business from 50ha to 400ha.

July 1, 2016, 3:33 p.m.

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