The Gambia

June 22 Highlights

Business

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What's Happening at the USAID Trade Hub

Thursday, June 14 2012

Nanabea Adarkwah-Agyapong

African Cashew Alliance opens online registration for its 7th annual conference as first West African processor is awarded the Alliance's Quality and Safety Seal

Registration is now open for “The Future is Now!”, the 7th annual conference of the African Cashew Alliance, Sept.

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May 31 Highlights

Borderless: Business Environment
Ghana’s Customs Service will rehabilitate a parking lot at the Ghana-Togo border in Aflao that will serve as an “express lane,” the service said in meetings with the USAID Trade Hub. Long delays at the border are a barrier to trade, significantly reducing trade along the Abidjan-Lagos corridor, USAID Trade Hub studies show. www.borderlesswa.com

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May 2 Highlights

An eight-person delegation (including a political analyst, two social media executives, and a blogger) from the ONE campaign learned about the USAID West Africa Trade Hub’s work in the Home Décor and Fashion Accessories sector in Ghana. www.one.org

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April 12 Highlights

Business

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As cashew apples fall, nut processing capacity rises across West Africa

Friday, February 24 2012

Joe Lamport
Cashew apples are getting plump and starting to drop across West Africa. Despite a few anomalies – a cold spell in The Gambia, sporadic rains in Ghana – many are expecting the 2012 season to see a new record harvest, surpassing last year’s million tons of raw cashew nuts.
 
That quantity makes Africa the world’s leading producer – supplying almost half of the world’s cashews.
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6th Annual Conference of the African Cashew Alliance

More than 350 stakeholders from more than 30 countries converged on Banjul, The Gambia, for the sixth annual conference of the African Cashew Alliance in September.

 

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Gambian exporters welcome 16th AGOA Resource Center as network expands

Friday, October 7 2011

Abou Fall and Joe Lamport
For the last five years, exports from the Gambia have steadily increased – but they are still much lower than they could be, business leaders said. They are hopeful for improvements after a new AGOA Resource Center – the 16th in the region – opened in the country’s capital in September. 
 
See a complete list of all AGOA Resource Centers in West Africa - with contact information!
 
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Gambian exporters welcome new AGOA Resource Center

The Gambia Investment and Export Promotion Agency (GIEPA) is hosting the 16th AGOA Resource Center in West Africa, bringing practical information and access to a host of business resources to Gambian exporters. 

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What's Happening at the Trade Hub

Friday, September 9 2011

Nanabea Adarkwah-Agyapong

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