Deal #7056

Location #1

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Approximate location
Location
Chikwawa, Malawi

Target country
Malawi
Comment on location
area of group village head Nkhwazi in Traditional Authority Ngabu, Chikwawa

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
300

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Non-food agricultural commodities

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
Intended (Under negotiation)
Concluded (Contract signed)

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
Gov of Malawi through Greenbelt Authority/ Greenbelt Initiative. Another report states GBA is working with Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) at the Nchalo-GBI where they are growing cotton.

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Greenbelt Authority plans more irrigation projects
Date
2018-07-03

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Clash of interests
Date
2018-11-25

Names of communities / indigenous peoples affected

Comment on communities / indigenous peoples affected
These farmers are from 9 villages under T/A Nkhwazi namely:- Goldern, Lomosi, Zangaya, Sekeni, Chikafa, Chigweshe, Thom, Mpoza, Matsokambiya .

How did the community react?

Comment on community reaction
220 farming families accuse the government of invading their land without consent.

Presence of land conflicts

Presence of land conflicts
Yes
Comment on presence of land conflicts
220 farming families accuse the government of invading their land without consent. Nchalo Greenbelt Association and Paramount Chief Lundu have downplayed the community’s concern

Presence of organizations and actions taken (e.g. farmer organizations, NGOs, etc.)

Presence of organizations and actions taken (e.g. farmer organizations, NGOs, etc.)
Landnet Malawi is assisting the farmers and have engaged lawyers, leading to legal intervention to have the project stopped until the communities are satisfied.

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Cotton

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes

June 21, 2019, 11:51 a.m.

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