Deal #5319

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Exact location
Location
Muite, Mozambique

Latitude
-14.0238329
Longitude
39.03069149999999
Target country
Mozambique
Comment on location
Lúrio River in northern Mozambique Nacala Corridor.

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
240000

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Biofuels, Food crops, Livestock, Non-food agricultural commodities, Renewable Energy
Comment on intention of investment
cotton, corn, sugar, ethanol, and livestock

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2014] Intended (Expression of interest)
[2015] Intended (Under negotiation)
Comment on negotiation status
project details show that a signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) for land and water use was concluded in 2012 following presentations to ministers, governors and administrators

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
On leased / purchased area
Yes

Operating company

Name of investment project
Lurio River Valley Project
Comment on investment chain
Consortium created to manage the project, the Companhia do Vale do Rio Lurio (CVRL). Turconsult is headed by Rui Monteiro, an influential Mozambican businessman with alleged high-level connections to Mozambique’s ruling Frelimo Party. Turconsult’s role was described by Arcem as a “project advisor coordinating the consultative and approval process”. Lurio Valley Development Project’s beneficial owners might also include Mauritian-based Agri-Pemba, Highlands Trust and Arcadia Energy and Mining.

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2015-05-19
Comment on data source
History Repeats as Farce: Giving Away Land Without Consultation in Mozambique. Timothy A. Wise

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2015-05-11
Comment on data source
Grain- Mozambique's Council of Ministers must say ‘no’ to resettlement of 100,000 in the Nacala Corridor

Data source #3

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Elusive beneficiaries of Mozambique’s $4.2bn agricultural deal uncovered

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Not consulted

Displacement of people

Number of people actually displaced
100000
Comment on displacement of people
The proposed project area would affect some 500,000 people across nine districts in three northern provinces and displace 100,000 people.

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Community

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland
Marginal land

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Corn (Maize), Cotton, Sugar (unspecified)

Use of produce

Has export
Yes

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes

Overall comment

Overall comment
budget of US$4.2 billion

Nov. 26, 2018, 4:58 p.m.

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