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Deal #802

Location #1

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Coordinates
Location
BOLÍVAR, EL PEÑÓN

Latitude
8.97528850007
Longitude
-73.9517211914
Target country
Colombia
Comment on location
BOLÍVAR, EL PEÑÓN Coordinates: 8.97528850007, -73.9517211914

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
12355
Comment on land area
It is not properly a "size of investment" but approximatively the land on which the peasant community ASOCAB wants a formal title of property according to the colombian agrarian law. This land, which was from the Hacienda Las Pavas and that peasants worked since 1997, after she was abandonned in the eighties, is in litigation between ASOCAB community and a Consorcium maned Labrador which wants it to plant oil palm.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Biofuels

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
Intended (Under negotiation)
Comment on negotiation status
The land has been occuped by the consortium to plant oil palm but it is still in litigation with the expulsed peasants, with juridical and judicial proceeginds. In April 2011, ASOCAB community intented an action of return, with support in colombian civil society.

Implementation status

Comment on implementation status
The land has been occuped by the consortium to plant oil palm but it is still in litigation with the expulsed peasants, with juridical and judicial proceeginds. In April 2011, ASOCAB community intented an action of return, with support in colombian civil society.

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
The two enterprises forming El Labrador are part of the agroindustrial Company Daabon, active in oil palm, banana and coffee. The group is property of the family Daabon, part of the economical and political traditional elite of the Magadalena department. The group benefited from a strong central political support in favor of oil palm expansion.

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2009-01-01
Comment on data source
"Colombia: Forced eviction in Las Pavas leaves 120 families displaced", FIAN International, Friends of the Earth International and La Via Campesina, Publication date: 28-07-2009

Data source #2

Data source type
Personal information
Includes in-country-verified information
Yes

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2011-01-01

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2009-01-01

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2010-01-01

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Not consulted

Displacement of people

Number of people actually displaced
600

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Oil Palm

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
AGF (Agrofuel production)

Overall comment

Overall comment
Import of error check - Reviewer's overview comment: This case is both complex and simple. It is complex as a lot of agrarian conflicts in Latin America in which various actors develop and confront diverse strategies of appropriation, legal, informal or illegal. It is simple because it can bee seen as a typical case of agroindustrial and financial pressures (with strong political support) on peasantry to accede to land and to benefit from an economic manna (here the oil palm for agrifuel). The fight of ASOCAB peasants to recover their land have became a national and an international cause, and a lot of informations were produced about it. One of the most important issue for peasants' cause is the juridical procedures of formal recognition of their land rights by national land administration, which has been lasting since 2007.

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