Deal #5667

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Viphya, Mzuzu, Malawi

Target country
Malawi
Comment on location
Viphya plateau

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2009] 5700
Size in operation (production, in ha)
680

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Non-food agricultural commodities, Timber plantation (for wood and fibre)
Comment on intention of investment
Essential oil producing company that plans to plant eucalyptus and other alien trees.

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2009] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2009] In operation (production)

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Comment on jobs created (domestic)
"employs hundreds of Malawians"

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
The project has been funded by US Aid to the tune of US$ 309,000

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Industrial Tree Plantations Invading Eastern and Southern Africa

Data source #2

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #3

Data source type
Company sources
File

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Education
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
Primary school built.

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State

Former land use

Former land use
Forestry
Conservation
Comment on former land use
Viphya Forest Reserve

Former land cover

Former land cover
Forest land
Shrub land/Grassland (Rangeland)

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Eucalyptus

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Has export
Yes

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
distillation plant

Oct. 2, 2017, 4:03 p.m.

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