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Preparing for 'quality' investment at Kandadji (Niger)
GWI West Africa
This factsheet establishes a foundation for discussions between the state and investors as part of the establishment of a future growth pole at Kandadji in Niger. In Niger, as in other countries in West Africa, the government is developing initiatives to attract private investment in agriculture. In this context, the installation of a “growth pole” based on irrigated agriculture around the Kandadji dam is emerging as an important catalyst for this process in Niger. Proper preparation to enable "quality" investments in Kandadji is crucial.