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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)
2500
Comment on land area
2500ha- Of this area, about 1,000 hectares will be explored directly by the investors and the remaining 1,500 hectares by two agricultural cooperatives with 250 members each.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Food crops
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

Negotiation status

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

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2018] In operation (production)

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
On leased / purchased area
Yes
On leased / purchased area (in ha)
1500
On leased / purchased farmers
1150
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower, in ha)
1500
Not on leased / purchased farmers (out-grower)
500
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 two agricultural cooperatives (another source mentions three cooperatives) with 250 members each. Another source mentions 1150 farmers.

Number of total jobs created

Jobs created (total)
Yes
Planned number of jobs (total)
1000

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
South African investment, cooperatives own 50%. 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. AgDevCo holds a 25% equity stake

 

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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

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.

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

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