Deal #6825

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Exact location
Location
Naivasha, Kenya

Latitude
-0.8476967144814296
Longitude
36.38076354161314
Target country
Kenya

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2007, current] 669
Size in operation (production, in ha)
400
Comment on land area
The farm, covering an area of 669 ha, of which 400 ha are farmed. Another source states contract size is 800ha.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Food crops, Non-food agricultural commodities
Comment on intention of investment
Different horticultural crops. These include various types of herbs, asparagus, beans, baby corn, salad onions, cauliflowers, squash, cabbage, broccoli, pak choi, courgettes, ginger, and pepper.

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2007] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Number of total jobs created

Jobs created (total)
Yes
Current number of jobs (total)
1611
Comment on jobs created (total)
The farm has a total of 1611 employees.

Number of jobs for foreigners created

Jobs created (foreign)
Yes
Comment on jobs created (foreign)
South African manager

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes

Operating company

Operating company
Name of investment project
Gorge Farm
Comment on investment chain
Gorge Farm is a vegetable farm owned and operated by VP Group.The farm was acquired from Homegrown Kenya Ltd in 2007.

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
Publication title
Beans, Baboons and Biogas
Date
2016-09-27

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
Publication title
DC delegation visits Vegpro Farm in Naivasha.
Date
2015-06-22

Data source #3

Data source type
Company sources

Data source #4

Data source type
Other (Please specify in comment field)
Comment on data source
GLOBAL GAP- VP Group profile

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Flowers (unspecified), Fruit (unspecified), Vegetables (unspecified)

Use of produce

Has export
Yes
Country 1
South Africa
Country 2
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Comment on use of produce
Exported to the EU, UK, Asia, and South Africa .

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
on-site packing facilities
Processing facilities / production infrastructure of the project (e.g. oil mill, ethanol distillery, biomass power plant etc.)
Excess feeds into Biogas digester in #6826

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes

Source of water extraction

Source of water extraction
Surface water (Lake)
Comment on source of water extraction
Lake Naivasha

How much water is extracted?

Use of irrigation infrastructure
Yes

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