Deal #5394

Location #1

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Administrative region
Location
Kayonza, Rwanda

Target country
Rwanda

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
10000.0
Comment on land area
Rai Group initially wanted 10,000ha but the government guaranteed 8,000ha only

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Food crops

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Outright Purchase
Comment on nature of the deal
It is not clear whether land will be leased or bought. One source states that the contact was delayed for several reasons, including the fact that Rai Group was not ready to buy land for the project upfront.

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2017] Intended (Under negotiation)
[2018] Intended (Under negotiation)
Comment on negotiation status
Contract was intended to be signed by end of January 2017. By end of January 2018 contract has still not been signed.

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2017-01-30
Comment on data source
Rwanda : le groupe Rai installera bientôt une plantation de cannes à sucre de 8 000 hectares

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2017-01-29
Comment on data source
The East African-Rai Group’s 8,000ha plan enlivens sugar sector

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2018-01-28
Comment on data source
The East African- Rai Group sugar project worth $300m yet to be approved

Displacement of people

Displacement of people
Yes
Comment on displacement of people
One source states "massive resettlement programme to free the 8,000 hectares"

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Sugar Cane

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Domestic use
100

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes

Overall comment

Overall comment
The plantation will require an investment of $ 300 million.

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