What if we could help governments to invest in new sectors and to attract investors using data about natural resources and agriculture? This could maximize the impact of the assets that a country has and could lead to job creation.
Agro-Know team members, in collaboration with colleagues from MSU, are contributing to the development of a web based decision support tool that will help public agencies and private investors easily target investments to leverage Nigeria’s unique assets.
The Nigeria Assets Decision Support System is a project of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility. The System allows users to consider data related to investment opportunities in agricultural development and minerals development within the context of international development activities. This initial focus allows for the utilization of early outcomes of Transformation Agenda goals for these two economic sectors, specifically: the minerals mapping inventory and the staple crop processing zones initiative. Both of these efforts open the door to job creation and inclusive growth as minerals and agricultural opportunity exist across Nigeria.
The phase 1 of the project will close at the end of January 2014 and the first version of the tool will be officially launched. We will keep you posted about the progress but you can already spread this and be proud that the Agro-Know family is contributing in another great project.