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Agribusiness Investments on the LAKAJI Corridor: Promising Opportunities and Shared Value August 28-29, 2013 Abuja, Nigeria.

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1 Agribusiness Investments on the LAKAJI Corridor: Promising Opportunities and Shared Value August 28-29, 2013 Abuja, Nigeria

2 Presentation Overview –Background: LAKAJI Agricultural Corridor Assessment –Overview of Findings –Corridor Approach –Investment Opportunities –Next Steps

3 Background: NEXTT LAKAJI Corridor Assessment Nigeria Expanded Trade and Transport (NEXTT) Program Lagos-Kano-Jibiya (LAKAJI) Corridor Over 100 meetings: public, private, development partners

4 Assess production, logistics, services, and infrastructure investment needs for stimulating investments Identify attractive, commercially-viable investment opportunities with potential for high-impact results Profile exemplary investment opportunities, complementary investments, and financing needs Objectives: NEXTT LAKAJI Corridor Assessment

5 Geographic Regions: North, Middle Belt, South Value Chains and Product Areas (Domestic and Export) Farming & Processing (Farm to Fork) Assessment Findings: LAKAJI Corridor Features

6 Assessment Findings: High-Potential Value Chains Cashew Cocoa Sesame Shea Cotton Spices Agric. equipment/ implements Rice Maize Soybean Cassava Sorghum Cotton Tomato Yams Fruits and Vegetables Honey Juices Processed Foods Aquaculture Poultry Inputs (seeds; fertilizer) Domestic MarketExport Potential

7 Assessment Findings: Complementary Needs for Attracting Investments Infrastructure (roads, rail, power, water, connectivity) Efficient transport and logistics Warehousing and storage Market Information Capital Food Safety/Standards Enabling Policy

8 Vision for the LAKAJI Agricultural Growth Corridor 8 States Focus on domestic & export market potential Cluster approach Small holder integration Value-added processing Efficient logistics Infrastructure Business development services

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10 Investment Profiles: 33 “Exemplary Cases” for immediate and viable agribusiness investments Info Included: Market Opportunity and Investment Needed Enabling Environment

11 Investment Profiles: Kano Tomato Factory – Profile Top

12 Opportunities Identified: Projects by Functional Area Abundant production and processing opportunities on the Corridor

13 Opportunities Identified: Functional Areas & Value Chains Investment TypeValue Chains Production Cashew, Cassava, Cocoa, Fruits, Cotton, Fish, Honey, Maize, Rice, Sorghum, Soybean, Horticulture Processing Cashew, Cassava, Cocoa, Fruits, Cotton, Fish, Honey, Maize, Oils, Poultry, Rice, Shea, Soybean, Horticulture Warehousing & Logistics Cassava, Cotton, Dairy, Fish, Frozen foods, Fruits, Fruit Juices, Maize, Poultry, Prawns, Rice, Sesame, Sorghum, Soybean, Horticulture Inputs Fertilizer, Infrastructure, Poultry Feed (Maize, Soy and other Grains), Seeds, Transportation Manufacturing Farm Infrastructure (Tractors), Infrastructure (mineral and agro-allied equipment), Transportation (trucks) ICT Infrastructure

14 Opportunities Identified: Financing Needs Size: $100K – $130M, median value $5M to $10M Deal Types: Many Greenfield and Joint Venture Opportunities

15 Example Cluster: Niger State

16 Additional Illustrative Investment Opportunities Oyo poultry feed + poultry farming & processing in Lagos Cassava farming and processing in Ogun State Vegetable oil mill in Kano (maize, cotton seed, peanuts) Cashew production, processing and export in Oyo Rice production in Kwara Farmnet Commodities Exchange Platform

17 NEXT STEPS: 1.Creation of Lakaji Corridor Agribusiness Advisory Council 2.Establish Project Development “Facility” 3.Align Public & Private Sector Interests & Funding 4.Develop Pipeline of Potential Projects 5.Jumpstart Investments

18 Thank you


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