Deal #6799

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Approximate location
Location
Solai, Kenya

Target country
Kenya
Comment on location
Nakuru County

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[current] 1416
Comment on land area
3500 acres of land. Another source states 6000 acres of land

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Food crops, Livestock, Non-food agricultural commodities

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Contract #1

Duration of the agreement (in years)
99

Operating company

Operating company
Name of investment project
Also known as Patel Coffee Limited
Comment on investment chain
Parent company also known as Mimet Solai

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
Publication title
We’re victims too, says Solai dam owner Perry Mansukh
Date
2018-07-19

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
Publication title
Solai dam victims yet to find justice eight months after tragedy
Date
2019-01-03

Presence of land conflicts

Presence of land conflicts
Yes
Comment on presence of land conflicts
One of the dams on the farm collpased in May 2018 killing 49 people and displacing thousands.

Displacement of people

Displacement of people
Yes
Comment on displacement of people
One of the dams on the farm collpased in May 2018 killing 49 people and displacing thousands.

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Private (smallholders)

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Coffee Plant, Flowers (unspecified)
Livestock area
Dairy Cattle, Beef Cattle

Use of produce

Has export
Yes
Country 1
Netherlands
Country 2
Germany
Comment on use of produce
Flowers are exported.

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes

Source of water extraction

Source of water extraction
Surface water (River)
Comment on source of water extraction
Diverting several rivers to fill dams on the farm.

How much water is extracted?

Use of irrigation infrastructure
Yes

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