Deal #7087

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Coordinates
Location
Madudu, Mubende

Latitude
0.67305556
Longitude
31.45972222
Facility name
Farmosa
Target country
Uganda

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2013-03-26] 957
Comment on land area
The farmosa tree plantation is divided along 5 plot of land; Plot 25 with 259ha, plot 27 with 245ha, plot 29 with 64.75ha, plot 37 with 259ha and plot 39 with 129.4ha.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
[2013] Timber plantation (for wood and fibre) (957 ha)

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2017-09-29] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2017] In operation (production)

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Contract #1

Contract date
2000-11-21

Operating company

Operating company

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
Publication title
Marriage to Chinese paved way for eviction of 1400 in Mubende
Date
2017-09-29

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
Publication title
Chinese national seeks government protection against land encroachers
Date
2017-07-25

Recognitions status of community land tenure

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

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Limited consultation

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Rejection

Presence of land conflicts

Presence of land conflicts
Yes
Comment on presence of land conflicts
There have been conflicts between employees of the Formosa investment and locals who are disenfranchized as a result of inadequate compensation, threats, and eviction from the land.

Displacement of people

Displacement of people
Yes
Number of people actually displaced
1400
Comment on displacement of people
1400 Squatters from 6 villages of Kyedikyo, Butoro, Nyamanyindi, Bikoni, Ngababo and Kicucura were evicted as a result of Farmosa leasing the 957ha of land.

Negative impacts for local communities

Negative impacts for local communities
Violence
Comment on negative impacts for local communities
On March 17.2016, Mr. Sam Sekinga was attacked by individuals from Farmosa and beaten and cut, this attack coming a few days after he rejected compensation from Farmosa as inadequate. In retaliation for this attack, on the 17th.July. 2017 the General Manager for Farmosa, Mr. Stephen Tumwine was attacked and murdered by locals from that community.

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Private (smallholders)

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland
Marginal land

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Pine

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
No

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