Deal #7143

Location #1

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Approximate location
Location
Lukaya, Uganda

Facility name
Lukaya Natural Rice Farm
Target country
Uganda

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[current] 776

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Food crops (776 ha)

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2013] In operation (production)

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes
Not on leased / purchased farmers (out-grower)
500

Contract #1

Contract number
80010003991166
Contract date
2013-11-04

Number of total jobs created

Jobs created (total)
Yes
Current number of jobs (total)
[current] 300

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
Publication title
Enviromentalists, rice firm wrangle over lwera swamp
Date
2019-04-24

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
Publication title
300 lose jobs as Lukaya Rice Farm starts Production
Date
2017-01-18

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
Publication title
White Gold on a Chinese rice farm Inspire Ugandan Farmers
Date
2018-02-05

Names of communities / indigenous peoples affected

Comment on communities / indigenous peoples affected
The area that is being utilized for rice production is situated in the lwera swamp. Along the Kampala-Masaka highway.

Recognitions status of community land tenure

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

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Mixed reaction

Presence of land conflicts

Presence of land conflicts
No

Displacement of people

Displacement of people
No

Negative impacts for local communities

Negative impacts for local communities
Environmental degradation

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Other
Comment on former land owner
Private Owner, Mr. Vincent Ssempijja who is the Minister for Agriculture and Animal Husbandry

Former land cover

Former land cover
Wetland

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Rice

Source of water extraction

Source of water extraction
Surface water ()

Overall comment

Overall comment
"Conflicting Media reports on ownership of this investment, some say its owned by Zhong Yi International Agriculture Company Limited while another claims its owned by Zhong Industries Limited. Both companies exist and are registered under different registration numbers."

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