Deal #843

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Alta Verapaz Department, Guatemala

Target country
Guatemala
Comment on location
Valle Polochic: Panzos, Alta Verapaz, El Estor, Mariscos

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2015] 5000
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2015] 4870

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Food crops

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Outright Purchase

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2011] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2011] In operation (production)

Number of total jobs created

Jobs created (total)
Yes
Planned number of jobs (total)
2000
Comment on jobs created (total)
en época de alta producción

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Planned number of jobs (domestic)
2000
Comment on jobs created (domestic)
Ahora se proponen crear 2 mil empleos en época de alta producción, los cuales podrían ser aprovechados por habitantes de la región

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2011-06-23

Data source #6

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2011-11-18

Data source #7

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-05-03

Data source #8

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2013-02-17

Data source #9

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-02-01

Data source #10

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2011-11-28

Data source #11

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2013-07-04
Comment on data source
The Guatemalan president, Otto Perez Molina has announced 300 families will have new land according with government promises.

Data source #12

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #13

Data source type
Media report
File

Data source #14

Data source type
Media report
File

Data source #15

Data source type
Media report
File

Data source #16

Data source type
Media report
File

Data source #17

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #18

Data source type
Media report
Date
2017

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Limited consultation
Comment on consultation of local community
It was a delegation of various social movements in a dialogue meeting on land conflicts in Polochic, with the government in Guatemala City when the evictions began.

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Rejection

Displacement of people

Comment on displacement of people
some 700 families were evicted at March 2012

Promised or received compensation

Promised compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
the governmet promised to give a house to 300 families. But the government hasn't fulfilled it at date. However the government has started giving some provisions to the families.

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Health
Education
Roads
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
Chabil Utzaj, in the surroundings, is a sponsor on local education and health.

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Private (large-scale farm)
Community

Former land use

Former land use
Commercial (large-scale) agriculture
Smallholder agriculture
Comment on former land use
This land was occupaded by local families that were rejected

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Sugar Cane

Use of produce

Has export
Yes

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes

Overall comment

Overall comment
This land has several years in dispute. The most important of this case is the social and economic impact in the way of life of 700 families that were rejected.

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