Deal #5598

Location #1

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Administrative region
Location
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Target country
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Comment on location
along the banks of the N’Sele River, some 50 kilometers outside the capital of Kinshasa

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
650
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2012] 242
Comment on land area
Company website states 600 acres. Grain report mentions 650 hectares. 650ha is the total intended size to be introduced in phases.

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Food crops, Livestock
Comment on intention of investment
The farm produces food for the local market but also trains the community in modern, sustainable farming techniques. Anticipated to also include aquaculture and production of fruit.

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2012] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)

Number of jobs for foreigners created

Jobs created (foreign)
Yes

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Planned number of jobs (domestic)
200
Current number of jobs (domestic)
90

Operating company

Operating company
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Data source #1

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
Gertler Family Foundation

Data source #2

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
website under construction

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2014-07-03
Comment on data source
Kitoko Food Farm Showcases Fleurette Group Innovative Agriculture Project to African Progress Panel

Data source #4

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
The global farmland grab in 201: how big, how bad?

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2013-10-28
Comment on data source
Kitoko Food Farm Begins Trial Harvest, Yields Abundance of Fresh Produce

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Capacity Building
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
The farm also trains the community in modern, sustainable farming techniques.

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Cassava (Maniok), Corn (Maize), Fruit (unspecified), Onion, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Vegetables (unspecified), Pepper
Livestock area
Aquaculture (animals)

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Domestic use
100

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes

Source of water extraction

Source of water extraction
Surface water (River)
Comment on source of water extraction
N’Sele River

Overall comment

Overall comment
Company claims to have invested $14 million USD by February 2014.

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