Deal #5445

Location #1

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Administrative region
Location
Lofa, Liberia

Target country
Liberia
Comment on location
Balagwalaza Town- Lofa County. Located in Bluyeama Community Forest.

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
4000.0
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2010] 4000
[current] 13390

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
[current] Timber plantation (for wood and fibre) (13390 ha)

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease
Comment on nature of the deal
Forest management contract. Used to have PUP-1 for 4058ha.

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2010, current] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
Contract number FMC-A

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2010] In operation (production)
[2013, current] In operation (production)

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Contract #1

Contract date
2010-04-23
Duration of the agreement (in years)
3

Operating company

Operating company

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Liberia: Ecowood Embarks On 35 KM Road Construction in Lofa
Date
2012-03-02
Comment on data source
All Africa- Liberia: Ecowood Embarks On 35 KM Road Construction in Lofa

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Liberia: Eco-Wood Fails On Social Contract
Date
2013-10-22
Comment on data source
All Africa-Liberia: Eco-Wood Fails On Social Contract

Data source #3

Data source type
Other (Please specify in comment field)
File
Comment on data source
weicu site listing company information.

Data source #4

Data source type
Other (Please specify in comment field)
File
Comment on data source
LEITI Companies database

Data source #5

Data source type
Personal information
Comment on data source
http://labs.aiddata.org/liberia-concessions/

Data source #6

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Publication title
ECOWOOD logging operations in the Bluyeama Community Forest
Date
2013-11

Consultation of local community

Comment on consultation of local community
The Community was extremely concerned about ECOWOOD’s logging operations, particularly as they had very little information regarding the company’s activities.

How did the community react?

Comment on community reaction
The Community was extremely concerned about ECOWOOD’s logging operations, particularly as they had very little information regarding the company’s activities.

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Health
Education
Roads
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
In 2012 the community claimed that Eco-Wood has so far failed to construct hospitals, schools as promised.

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Trees (unspecified)

Use of produce

Has export
Yes

Overall comment

Overall comment
issues such as over-harvesting, logging outside the boundary, poor working conditions and a lack of respect for workers rights were identified as the main concerns.

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