Society of Agricultural Industries and Cultivation
Society of Agricultural Industries and Cultivation of the Mayumbe “SCAM” is located in the province
of Bas-Congo, District of the Bas-Fleuve. The headquarters is at Tshela.
SCAM is made up of three factories. One factory complex operates at
Nganda Tsundi for the processing of cocoa and coffee, another at Tshela
for granulated rubber and a third at Boma for the production of oil
from the palm kernel (PKO) and animal feed (PKE), which is the by-product
from the shell and husk of the palm kernel.
In rubber trees, SCAM has 685 hectares not presently producing, 205 ha under development, 2,114 ha in sharecropping and 319 ha lying fallow. In cocoa, 1,081 ha are in sharecropping and 6 ha lying fallow. In coffee 80 ha are producing and 15 ha are fallow.
SCAM employs 306 officially hired workers, 500 temporary independent workers, 692 sharecroppers of rubber and 409 sharecroppers of cocoa. Three thousand external suppliers supply palm kernels, 950 supply cocoa and 150 supply rubber.
Company of Trade and Plantations (CCP)
CCP is situated in the territory of Basankusu, District and Province of the Equateur. It has
two main sites of development: Lisafa and Ndeke. In palm trees it has
3,392 ha that are yielding, 1,639 ha not in use, 625 ha under development,
253 ha in sharecropping, 136 ha lie fallow, and 2,428 ha are forest
reserves. CCP has one factory for producing soap at Lisafa and two factories
for palm oil production, one at Lisafa with a capacity of 7.5 tonnes
of palm clusters per hour and the other at Ndeke with a capacity of
5 tonnes of palm clusters per hour.
The company employs 3,870 independent workers, 938 contractual workers, 18 palm entrepreneurs, 2 coffee entrepreneurs, 2 external suppliers and 2 sharecroppers. The area dedicated to coffee trees is 242 ha in use, 121 ha not in use and 8,473 ha .
Society of Congolese Cultivation, Division of Bosondjo “SCO”
The SCO is located in the province of the Equateur, District of the Mongala, Territory of Bongandanga.
It is composed of three factories: Palm oil, with capacity of 15 tonnes
of fruit per hour; coffee with 15 tonnes in 24 hours and cocoa, which
drying capabilities of 10 tonnes of cocoa in 48 hours.
Bosondjo employs 691 contractual workers, 1,389 temporary independent workers, 221 palm entrepreneurs, 153 cocoa sharecroppers and 297 rubber tree sharecroppers.
The total area of SCO is made up of 2,235 ha of palms under cultivation, 750 ha not cultivated, 400 ha in process of being developed and 2,371 ha in sharecropping. Cocoa trees are 480 ha in sharecropping and 20 ha in development. Rubber trees are 548 ha in sharecropping and 88 ha lying fallow or forested.
Society of Congolese Cultivation, Division of Binga “SCI”
SCI is located in the province of the Equateur, District of the Mongala, Territory of Lisala.
It is composed of 5 factories: a palm oil factory, a coffee factory
(wet processed and dry processed), a cocoa factory and to rubber factories,
Rubber Smoked Sheet (RSS) and Air Dried Sheet (ADS). A new factory for
granulated rubber (TSR) is under construction.
Personnel consist of 799 contractual workers, 1,518 temporary independent workers, 101 palm entrepreneurs, 782 rubber plantation sharecroppers, 40 cocoa sharecroppers, 25 coffee sharecroppers and 12 external suppliers.
The area dedicated to palm trees is 2,098 ha under cultivation, 500 ha in the process of being developed and 2,326 ha in sharecropping. In rubber, 100 ha are under cultivation, 300 ha being developed, 1,451 ha in sharecropping and 1,165 ha lying fallow or forested. Cocoa has 117 ha in sharecropping. In coffee there are 50 ha in sharecropping.
Division of Busira Lomami Equateur “BLE”
The BLE is planted in the province of Equateur, District of the Tshuapa, at Yalusaka, in the Territory of Ikela. The principle activity is cultivating rubber. The total area of the plantations is 9,837 ha: 3029 ha in sharecropping and 6808 ha lying fallow. At the centre of these plantations a large modern factory for granulated rubber, or crumb rubber, is erected, with a key capacity of 2000 tonnes per hour. BLE employs 243 contractual workers, 1,530 sharecroppers, 1,358 independent workers and 1,198 external suppliers of rubber.
Division of Busira Lomami Orientale “BLO”
BLO is situated at Imbolo, in the district of the Tshopo, Territory of Isangi. BLO manufactures palm oil. The area of its plantations can be summarized as follows: Of a total of 4,240 ha, 1,495 ha are palm trees that are producing, 1,635 ha in palm trees not producing, 857 ha under development, 188 ha in sharecropping and 65 ha lying fallow or forested. The company has a four-year development plan of replanting: 400 ha each year from 2006 to 2009. The factory yields 15 tonnes of clusters per hour. The personnel amounts to 358 officially hired employees, 670 independent temporary workers and 7 palm entrepreneurs.