Deal #5132

Location #1

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Administrative region
Location
Rosso, Mauritania

Target country
Mauritania

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
638
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[1999] 638

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Food crops

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[1999] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)
Project abandoned
Comment on implementation status
The government increased the annual rent on the farm and raised the imported petrol price. The government also imposed new rice controls on rice. The investor lost significant money due to these factors. They gave up the lease.

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Operating company

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Data source #1

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Chinese Agricultural Investments in Africa, 1987-2014.

Data source #2

Data source type
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Comment on data source
Book: Will Africa Feed China? Brautigam, D. 2015

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State
Comment on former land owner
Privatized in 1999.

Former land use

Former land use
Commercial (large-scale) agriculture

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Rice

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes
Comment on water extraction envisaged
Invested $800, 000 to rebuild water control system.

Overall comment

Overall comment
The government increased the annual rent on the farm and raised the imported petrol price. The government also imposed new rice controls on rice. The investor lost significant money due to these factors. They gave up the lease.

July 26, 2016, 2:33 p.m.

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