Deal #834

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Sayaxché, Guatemala

Target country
Guatemala
Comment on location
Tecún Umán (San Marcos); Coatepeque, (Quetzaltenango); Tiquisate y La Gomera (Escuintla); Sayaxche (Petén)

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2008] 40000
[2005] 32000
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2008] 40000
Comment on land area
Solano (2010 - Action Aid) refers 32000 hectares until 2005 and 8000 more at 2008

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Biofuels

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Outright Purchase

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2005] Concluded (Contract signed)
[2008] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2008] In operation (production)

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
Agro Industrias Hame is the first Guatemaltecan oil palm producer, controling 80% of the national market for oil palm production. It is owned by Molina-Botrán family, one of the 4 familiar groups who would control oil palm production and industry in Guatemala. Agroindustrias Hame is formed by Olmeca S.A. with plantations in various regions, and by Industrias de Grasas y Aceites Suprema S.A, which is formed by Suprema S.A. (Aceite y Mantecas), Las Palmas S.A. (Jabones y Productos de Limpieza), Hielaty (Helados) Ganaderia Rio Seco S.A. (Ganado Bovino y Bufalo)

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Personal information
Comment on data source
Own elaboration of the Institute of Agrarian and Rural Studies of the Platform of NGOs and Cooperatives of Guatemala (IDEAR-CONGCOOP), based on: 1) Alonso-Fradejas, A.; Caal J.L, y Chichilla, T (2010). "Caña de azúcar, palma africana y el capitalismo agra

Data source #2

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

Data source #3

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2007-01-01

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2008-01-01

Data source #6

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2010-11-30
Comment on data source
Solano (2010) Action Aid, it refers 32000 hectares until 2005 and 8000 hectares more at 2008

Data source #7

Data source type
Media report
File

Data source #8

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Oil Palm

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Has export
Yes

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes

Overall comment

Overall comment
The first source (own elaboration) is not available, and I didn't find precise informations about the land owned by Agro Industrias Hame / Olmeca SA and about the means to acquire it. General descriptions of the expansion of oil palm and cane sugar cultivation for agrofuels in Guatemala speak about forced sales in the Peten department (where Olmeca SA is installed since 1999). It is said that 4 families control oil palm production in Guatemala: Molina-Botrán (Hame/Olmeca), Maegli, Campollo Codina y Köng.

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