Deal #7012

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Coordinates
Location
Njombé, Cameroon

Latitude
4.566666667
Longitude
9.66666667
Target country
Cameroon

Location #2

Location
Déhané, Cameroon

Latitude
3.489623
Longitude
10.072749899999963
Target country
Cameroon

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
14006
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
6065
[2016-04-12] 12506
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2017] 3781
Comment on land area
Different data sources provide different information as to the size under contract. The company has additional 800 ha in the Dehane locality where it expanded its Banana plantation.

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Food crops
Comment on intention of investment
Main plants are; Banana, pineapple and white pepper with banana covering the largest area.

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Concession
Comment on nature of the deal
They own some part of the land while other are leases and still others. Out of the 6065 ha exploited by the company, they have a land certificate over 1228 ha while 1797 ha belongs to SBM and is under emphyteutic lease to PHP and the rest are leased.

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[current] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
Not very sure as to when the negotiation was concluded but the company was created in 1973. Also, purchase and development was between 1987 and 1991

Implementation status

Implementation status
[current] In operation (production)

Number of total jobs created

Jobs created (total)
Yes
Current number of employees (total)
[2017-12-31] 7091

Operating company

 

Network of parent companies and tertiary investors/lenders. Please right-click the nodes to get more details.

Legend
  • Is parent company of
  • Is tertiary investor/lender of
  • Left-click to reveal related parent companies and tertiary investors/lenders.
  • Right-click on investors to get more information.
  • Left-click to hide related parent companies and tertiary investors/lenders.

Data source #1

Data source type
Company sources
Publication title
Rapport d’activité rse 2014
Date
2014

Data source #2

Data source type
Company sources
Publication title
Rapport d’activité rse 2017
Date
2017

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report

Data source #4

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report

Recognitions status of community land tenure

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

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Limited consultation
Comment on consultation of local community
For older plantations, there was no consultation for the local community but for recent extensions, there was some consultation.

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Mixed reaction

Presence of land conflicts

Presence of land conflicts
Yes
Comment on presence of land conflicts
Conflict between PHP and the local community over the land formerly owned by plantation Nassif (743 ha).

Negative impacts for local communities

Negative impacts for local communities
Environmental degradation
Socio-economic
Cultural loss
Comment on negative impacts for local communities
Some complaint from the local community due to the pollution of their water sources, reduction of farm-able land.

Promised or received compensation

Received compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
In 2016 the company gave away 4500 additional parcels adding to the 2250 parcels already given to 3 different associations of 5600 women

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Health
Education
Roads
Capacity Building
Financial Support

Materialized benefits for local communities

Materialized benefits for local communities
Health
Education
Roads
Capacity Building
Financial Support
Comment on materialized benefits for local communities
The hospital "Hopital Saint Jean de Malte" was constructed in Nyombe in 1997 for the benefit of local community. The company has also constructed 2 schools in 1993 and 2008 and help maintain existing roads. It also offered 45,000,000 FCFA to the local council.

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State
Community
Comment on former land owner
Most of the present land occupied by PHP was used by the SBM (formerly OCB) and by plantation Nassif

Former land use

Former land use
Commercial (large-scale) agriculture
Smallholder agriculture

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Banana (3200 ha)
Crops export
Banana (56 %)
Comment on crops
About 164174 tonnes of bananas is exported per year making it the number 1 exporter of Banana in Cameroon

Use of produce

Has export
Yes
Export
56

Source of water extraction

Source of water extraction
Surface water (River)

How much water is extracted?

Water extraction amount
19000000
Use of irrigation infrastructure
Yes

May 16, 2019, 8:43 a.m.

active

This version

First version

There are no comments to this deal yet.

Add a comment

(mandatory)
(mandatory)
(mandatory)

I've read and agree to the Data Policy.