Deal #7098

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Exact location
Location
Chemba, Mozambique

Latitude
-17.3323585
Longitude
34.97882559999994
Target country
Mozambique

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2012] 990
Comment on land area
DUAT 990 ha. for Ecofarm, August 2012. One report mentions 2500ha- Of this area, about 1,000 hectares will be explored directly by the investors and the remaining 1,500 hectares by agricultural cooperatives. EIA report mentions 2860ha with sugarcane and some fields of other food crops. It is understood that the rest of the land will be used by outgrowers off the lease.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
[current] Food crops, Livestock
Comment on intention of investment
One source mentions irrigation system to irrigate 1,130 hectares of organic sugarcane, 250 ha of fodder crops and 100 hectares of food crops during phase 1. EIA report mentions 2860ha with sugarcane and some fields of other food crops. Also incorporating livestock farming.

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2012] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
DUAT 990 ha. for Ecofarm, August 2012

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)
Comment on implementation status
Processing plant operational from 2018. It is not clear when plantations were first operational.

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower, in ha)
1005
Not on leased / purchased farmers (out-grower)
1150
Comment on contract farming
Of this area, about 1,000 hectares will be explored directly by the investors and the remaining 1,500 hectares by cooperatives. Two cooperatives (Lambane and Chapo) with smallholder farmers from local communities, third cooperative comprising qualified youths. Lambane coop 247ha, Chapo coop 256ha and youth coop 492ha. 50ha horticultural pivot for about 500 users. Expansion to 1500ha expected.

Number of total jobs created

Jobs created (total)
Yes
Planned number of jobs (total)
811
Comment on jobs created (total)
Another report mentions 1000 jobs to be created. EIA mentions 750 for sugar cane production and 61 for mill.

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
Received a grant of US$ 797,000 from The Agriculture Fast Track (AFT) Fund. AgDevCo provided $3,980,000 investment. AgDevCo is providing both technical assistance and loans to finance the capital expenditure for irrigation and working capital. cooperatives own 50%, but exact share not known. One source mentions South African investment. EIA report states that the project will be funded through a grant contract between Government of Netherlands and Mozambique.

 

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
Media report
File
Publication title
New sugar factory starts operating in October in Mozambique
Date
2017-05-04

Data source #2

Data source type
Company sources
Publication title
Sugarcane Estate Development on the Zambezi River
Date
2014-09-11

Data source #3

Data source type
Company sources

Data source #4

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Publication title
ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT VOLUME 2 ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPACT REPORT

Displacement of people

Displacement of people
Yes

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Education
Capacity Building
Other
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
job creation, drinking water supply, construction of classrooms, as well as training activities directly related to the planting and treatment of sugarcane.

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Community

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Sugar Cane

Detailed contract farming crop and animal information

Contract farming crops
Sugar Cane

Use of produce

Has export
Yes
Comment on use of produce
European market

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Processing facilities / production infrastructure of the project (e.g. oil mill, ethanol distillery, biomass power plant etc.)
sugar production plant, installed capacity to produce 50 tonnes of sugar per day

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes

Source of water extraction

Source of water extraction
Surface water (River)
Comment on source of water extraction
Zambezi River

How much water is extracted?

Use of irrigation infrastructure
Yes

July 9, 2019, 1:13 p.m.

overwritten

This version

Compare with previous version

July 9, 2019, 11:05 a.m.

active

Show 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.