THE SETTING UP OF A STORAGE INFRASTRUCTURE AND A SUPPLY CHAIN NETWORK
Project owner: Compagnie d’Affrètement et de Transit (Freight and Transit Company)
Estimated cost (USD): USD 60 million
Estimated cost (FCFA): FCFA 30 billion
Since the liberalization policies implemented in the eighties within the framework of the country’s economic structural adjustments, Niger procurement produces specific food products, mainly by private operators, who experience many difficulties. Some of these include lack of storage infrastructure, lack of means of transport (trucks), and high speculation costs that increase the cost of these products, thus contributing to price rises for the end-consumer.
Therefore, this project aims to provide populations and the many economic players with efficient and long-term solutions in terms of storage infrastructure and warehousing (which nevertheless remain an important concern in the private import-export sector), but also a more efficient supply chain.
Significantly shorten delivery time for various products and their access by the population;
Consolidation of the 3N Initiative (Nigeriens Feed Nigeriens) by the President of the Republic of Niger;
Stimulate the agricultural sector, create paying jobs and reduce poverty and unemployment levels;
Contribute to guaranteeing regular delivery by improving and reinforcing the country’s supply chain system;
Strongly involve the private sector in the management of problems linked to food insecurity and emergencies, and certain related services (transport-warehousing and product storage).
CHARACTERISTICS OF PARTNERSHIP REQUIREMENTS
Product/Design: Private/ Private
Funding: Private/ Private
Implementation: Private/ Private
Operations: Private/ Private
Risk sharing: Private/ Private