Deal #5910

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Aberdare Range, Kenya

Target country
Kenya
Comment on location
Kieni Forest understood to be in Aberdare Range, Kenya

Location #2

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Mau Summit, Kenya

Target country
Kenya

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2007] 202
Comment on land area
500 acres

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Forestry unspecified, Conservation
Comment on intention of investment
rehabilitate large forest concessions with Arundinaria alpina. Both forest concessions will be managed as wildlife conservancies.

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease
Comment on nature of the deal
Special Use Licence

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
Intended (Expression of interest)
[2007] Concluded (Contract signed)
[2017] Contract expired
[2017] Intended (Under negotiation)
[2019] Failed (Negotiations failed)
Comment on negotiation status
"The Bamboo Trading Company has protested the decision by Kenya Forest Service last Wednesday to evict it from Kieni Forest. The company believes it is being victimised for exposing illegal farming and tree harvesting inside the Rhino Ark fence in the Aberdares."

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)
[current] Startup phase (no production)
Comment on implementation status
The investor wanted to undertake trails, but it is not clear whether this went ahead or not.

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes

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Data source #1

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #2

Data source type
Government sources
Publication title
The Bamboo Trading Co. Ltd- Bamboo: Local Communities.

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Aberdares eviction due to whistleblowing- Bamboo companies
Date
2019-06-08

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Bamboo

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