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Location #1

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Coordinates
Location
Atiak, Amuru

Latitude
2.861623
Longitude
31.704478
Facility name
Omer Farm
Target country
Uganda

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2014] 2428

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Food crops (2428 ha)

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease
Comment on nature of the deal
The land is being leased from the Ojwang family while the Investor injected $3,500,000 as capital into the project.

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2014] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes
Not on leased / purchased farmers (out-grower)
200
Comment on contract farming
Media reports mention that the investment is looking to expand and employ 200 Outgrowers of maize and soya beans.

Contract #1

Contract number
80010004209115
Contract date
2014-06-17
Duration of the agreement (in years)
49

Number of total jobs created

Jobs created (total)
Yes
Planned daily/seasonal workers (total)
200

Number of jobs for foreigners created

Jobs created (foreign)
Yes
Planned number of jobs (foreign)
10

Operating company

Name of investment project
Omer Farm

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
Publication title
Omer Farming Company Limited
Date
2019-05-21
Includes in-country-verified information
Yes

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
Publication title
When two worlds collide: Breaking new ground in North Uganda
Date
2016-09-02

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
Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Mixed reaction
Comment on community reaction
Some residents in the local community accused Omer Farm for encroachin on their land.

Presence of land conflicts

Presence of land conflicts
No

Displacement of people

Displacement of people
No

Materialized benefits for local communities

Materialized benefits for local communities
Roads
Financial Support
Community shares in the investment project
Comment on materialized benefits for local communities
Members from the community are hired as out-growers to the investment.

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Private (smallholders)
Comment on former land owner
The former landowner is the family of the late Yossani Ojwang.

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops yield
Corn (Maize), Rice, Soya Beans

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Has export
Yes

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes

Source of water extraction

Source of water extraction
Groundwater
Surface water ()

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