|Project Details||The firm attempted to develop 320,000 hectares of previously unfarmed land for irrigated crop production on a lease for 20 years, as well as access an investment proposal to build a new terminal in the Port area of San Antonio Oeste and access to the port for a period of 50 years with automatic renovation, with the promise of the creation of 100,000 jobs. |
The government would also facilitate the usage of San Antonio Oeste airport. The agreement stipuilated provincial taxes exemption, notarization and trade mark fees. It also envisaged cooperation in seeds, fertilizer, pesticides, oils and agricultural machinery (1).
The deal would have entailed making individual contracts with private land-owners rather than purchasing or leasing land.
|Project Area (in hectares)||320,000|
|Level of Investment (in USD)||1,500,000,000|
|Type of Population||Rural|
|Company Names or State Enterprises||Beidahuang Economic Group from China|
Cresud SA from Argentina
Heilongjiang State Farms from China
|Relevant government actors||Governor of Rio Negro, Miguel Saiz, Sodero Nievas, Deputy Silvia Horne|
Rio Negro Legislative Body,
|International and Financial Institutions||Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)|
|Environmental justice organisations and other supporters||FUNAM, http://www.funam.org.ar, Foro Permanente por una Vida Digna, Associacion Ecologista Piuke de Bariloche, Catholic Church, Greenpeace Argentina, San Javier Cooperative, Foro de Agricultura Familiar, Universidad Nacional de Comahue, Universidad de La Plata, Grupo de Reflexion Rural (GRR), Grupo Soberania Alimentaria del Foro Permanente por una Vida Digna, Asamblea de Organizaciones y [email protected] movilizados por la soberania Alimentaria Region del Alto Valee, Rio Negro|