Cashew

African Cashew Alliance seal expands as a new processing factory prepares to open in Ghana

Friday, May 31 2013

Joe Lamport

At the 2012 annual conference of the African Cashew Alliance, Kraft Foods and Intersnack, two of the world’s largest buyers of cashew nuts, signed an agreement with the alliance to implement a quality and sustainability seal to address those top concerns for buyers – and thereby make African processors’ cashews more competitive in world markets.

What a difference a year makes – three companies are now using the seal across Africa and eight more are being assessed to use it.

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UN Women initiative prepares new knowledge-sharing platform for women worldwide

Friday, May 31 2013

Anna Falth, UN Women

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) is a newly-established UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, and one of the participants in May’s inaugural North American Global Shea Alliance Trade and Industry Conference in New York City.

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What's Happening at the USAID Trade Hub

Friday, May 31 2013

Nanabea Adarkwah-Agyapong

Burt’s Bees joins the Global Shea Alliance

The Global Shea Alliance has welcomed Burt’s Bees as its newest member, and the company will also participate in the Alliance’s working group on sustainability.

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Lagos to host African Cashew Alliance "Value Chain & Gains: World Cashew Festival" in September

Tuesday, April 30 2013

Xenia Défontaine, African Cashew Alliance

"Value Chain & Gains!," the African Cashew Alliance's World Cashew Festival and Expo2013, will take place Sept. 16-19 in Lagos, Nigeria, the Alliance has announced. The Eko Hotel Suites will host the event.

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What's Happening at the USAID Trade Hub

Tuesday, April 30 2013

Nanabea Adarkwah-Agyapong

Global Shea Alliance participates at in-cosmetics, trains women in Ghana

The Global Shea Alliance, co-founded by the USAID Trade Hub in 2011, participated at the In-Cosmetics international trade show and the Union for Ethical Bio Trade conference in Paris, distributing more than 100 annual reports and membership directories to shea butter distributers, brands, and development agencies from around the world.

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Viewpoint: Regional tariff reform: Necessary, but not sufficient

Tuesday, April 30 2013

Dr. Daniel Bromley, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Humboldt University-Berlin

Dr. Daniel Bromley is the Anderson-Bascom Distinguished Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and at Humbold University in Berlin. He is the author, most recently, of "Vulnerable People, Vulnerable States: Redefining the Development Challenge." The views expressed here are his own.

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What's Happening at the USAID Trade Hub

Sunday, March 31 2013

Nanabea Adarkwah-Agyapong

Border Information Center opens at the Port of Dakar

105 stakeholders in Senegal participated in the launch of West Africa’s fourth Border Information Center in Dakar. The new center is hosted by the Conseil Sénégalais des Chargeurs (COSEC).

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New deputy managing director at the African Cashew Alliance

Sunday, March 31 2013

Meredith Ragno

In 2006, the USAID Trade Hub co-founded the African Cashew Alliance with 24 private sector stakeholders. In the ensuing seven years, the cashew industry has become a major economic force in West Africa – with more than 10,000 jobs in processing created, transforming the economies of rural communities.

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Businesses, government, civil society should start thinking about AGOA law renewal now

Thursday, February 28 2013

Sherman Katz, Trade Policy Expert

AGOA opened the U.S. to  duty-free sale of more than 6,000 items (tariff lines) from African nations provided those countries conduct free and fair elections. Products from West Africa that have utilized the program include textiles, apparel, agricultural products such as cashews and shea butter as well as oil and gas.

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What's Happening at the USAID Trade Hub

Thursday, February 28 2013

Nanabea Adarkwah-Agyapong

 

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