Deal #7648

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Approximate location
Location
Ndego, Rwanda

Target country
Rwanda
Location description
Bramin Maize Farm
Comment on location
Bramin Maize Farm is located in Ndego sector, Kayonza District of, Eastern Province, on the outskirts of Akagera National Park.

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2010, current] 650
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[current] 337
Comment on land area
The project’s total land mass is 650 hectares, but this season they have grown various crops on 337 hectares, using irrigation. Another report claims that the farm comprises of 700 hectares.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Food crops
Comment on intention of investment
maize and soya beans

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2010] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
Startup phase (no production)
[2013, current] In operation (production)
Comment on implementation status
The farm established in 2010 took three years for land development until 2013 when the first crops were planted all at the cost of Rwf 3.2 billion.

Number of total jobs created

Jobs created (total)
Yes
Current number of jobs (total)
[current] 120
Comment on jobs created (total)
The farm employs between 150 and 200 locals on daily basis while 80 of them are permanent. The farm subscribes all workers for Mutuelle de Santé.

Operating company

Operating company
Name of investment project
Bramin Maize Farm
Comment on investment chain
In 2010, Bralirwa Plc, Rwanda's largest beverage producer entered a joint venture with Minimex, the leading maize milling company in Rwanda, creating Bramin Maize Farm Ltd

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Bramin Maize Farm boosts raw material supplies, employment
Date
2019-06-15

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Bramin Maize Farm Facilitating Local Sourcing
Date
2013-06-13

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Giving agribusiness a new impetus

Materialized benefits for local communities

Materialized benefits for local communities
Capacity Building
Other
Comment on materialized benefits for local communities
In addition to employment, some of the workers on the farm have acquired life changing knowledge and skills in mechanics, husbandry and irrigation upon which to build a life’s career in agriculture. Bralirwa recently donated solar home systems to 200 residents in neighborhood of the farm and believes more support will be extended as profits increase.

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Corn (Maize) (165 ha)
Sorghum (13 ha)
Barley, Bean, Potatoes (26 ha)
Comment on crops
Maize is grown on 165 hectares as the main crop. The rest of the farm is planted with Irish potatoes on 26 hectares, Barley on 26 hectares, Beans on 26 hectares, sorghum on 13 hectares to expand the portfolio of raw materials.

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes

Source of water extraction

Source of water extraction
Surface water (Lake)
Comment on source of water extraction
Currently, five 52 hectare centre pivot mounted irrigation system have been built on the farm. A holding dam at the farms’ highest point above the lake and a pumping system was installed to feed the five mounted center pivots.

How much water is extracted?

Comment on how much water is extracted
Water from the Lake is caught through pumps with the ability to draw 580 cubic meters per hour to the 8400 cubic meters reservoir.
Use of irrigation infrastructure
Yes
Comment on use of irrigation infrastructure
The farm currently has six pivot mounted irrigation systems, a holding dam at the farms’ highest point above the lake and a pumping system installed to feed the five mounted center pivots. Water from the Lake is caught through pumps with the ability to draw 580 cubic meters per hour to the 8400 cubic meters reservoir.

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