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Kandadji : compensation for agricultural land, what lessons to learn? (Canal3 Niger TV debate)
As part of its work around the Kandadji dam in Niger, the National Coordination of Users of the Niger Basin (CNU) organised a televised debate entitled "Kandadji : compensation for agricultural land, what lessons to learn?" with the private television channel Canal3 Niger and financed by the GIZ as part of its support to the Niger Basin Authority.
To compensate the 38,000 people affected by the dam and ensure land tenure security, two legal tools have been developed with support from GWI: a long lease (for landowners) and a irrigation scheme tenancy contract (for non-owners working the land).