Niger presents one of the most exciting investment opportunities in Africa today. The country boasts some of the continent’s most significant natural resources. Opportunities available for investment are as follows;
Agriculture and livestock
Crops grown in Niger include; millet, sorghum, cassava, pulses, rice, sugar cane, vegetables cowpeas, cotton and groundnuts. The principle animals reared are cattle, sheep, goats, camels, donkeys, horses, and poultry. The country welcomes investors in production, collection, transportation, treatment, processing, packaging, storage and marketing of the Agricultural sector.
Niger is the third highest exporter of uranium in the world, and has rich deposits of gold, coal, iron ore, tin, limestone and phosphates. It also produces gypsum, molybdenum, salt and petroleum. There are deposits of other precious metals (platinum and silver), special use metals (lithium, cobalt, chromium, manganese) and other base metals (copper, lead, zinc). A lot of investment opportunities in the solid minerals sector exist within the country.