Deal #5921

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Exact location
Location
Thika, Kenya

Latitude
-1.0061307
Longitude
37.07946900000002
Target country
Kenya
Comment on location
Matungulu District

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
8903
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2011] 1111
[current] 6070
Comment on land area
Contract size could be 4046ha. 22000 acres. Del Monte will have its land surveyed and will surrender any land that is not registered in its name (2019). Del Monte was using 15,000 acres of the 22,000 it has leased, leaving 7,500 acres between Kiambu and Murang’a counties underused. Other sources state that the company has 45000 acres.

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Food crops

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[1991] Concluded (Contract signed)
[current] Contract expired
Comment on negotiation status
Del Monte Kenya Ltd suing the leaders of Murang’a and Kiambu counties for refusing to renew its lease. Previous investor is Kenya Canners.

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
Kakuzi PLC has a joint project with Del Monte Kenya Ltd

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Del Monte backs down in Sh109m Kakuzi land case
Date
2012-02-07

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Titanic battle as counties take on multinationals over land
Date
2015-10-06

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Survey ordered to settle Del Monte land dispute
Date
2019-03-04

Recognitions status of community land tenure

Recognition status of community land tenure
Community traditional or customary rights recognized by government

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Rejection

Presence of land conflicts

Presence of land conflicts
Yes
Comment on presence of land conflicts
Del Monte Kenya Ltd suing the leaders of Murang’a and Kiambu counties for refusing to renew its lease.In 2019, Fruit processor Del Monte will have its land surveyed and surrender any land that is not registered in its name.

Displacement of people

Displacement of people
Yes
Comment on displacement of people
forcible evictions from their ancestral land

Negative impacts for local communities

Negative impacts for local communities
Eviction

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Pineapple

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes

Overall comment

Overall comment
Del Monte will have its land surveyed and will surrender any land that is not registered in its name (2019).

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