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USAID West Africa Trade and Investment Hub

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Extension of mango value chain support to Mali

Trade Hub Mango Value Chain Advisor, Patrick Nugawela, and Mango Value Chain Expert, Jean Bosco Dibouloni, travelled throughout Mali for more than a week to identify opportunities where the project could intervene and subsequently extend support to the Malian mango industry in 2016. The team reviewed related documents and held meetings with representatives of mango… Read More

Trade Hub and NIAS team up to promote investment in animal feed industry

More than 100 stakeholders in the animal feed industry, including financial institutions and industry experts met with the Access to Finance team from USAID/West Africa’s Trade and Investment Hub project (Trade Hub) and its network of Financial Advisors in Lagos, November 19, 2015 to promote and facilitate investment in the animal feed industry. Participants discussed… Read More

Negotiating cereals trades with written contracts

Cereals exchange organized by USAID generates 54 contracts for $20 million in staple food commodities. Alhadji Adamou Aboubakar, a cereals trader from Niger, knows well the pitfalls of verbal agreements in his business. “If we set the price today, as soon as the price fluctuates, there will be a problem between the two parties,” he… Read More

Operation Tabaski 2015 a resounding success

Operation Tabaski 2015 generates nearly $43.8 million in livestock sales In the weeks leading up to this important Islamic holiday, over a million animals are transported and sold region-wide. Historically livestock markets are concentrated at a few sites in major cities, so buyers and sellers often travel long distances at considerable expense. Theft is common,… Read More

Mango packhouse back in business

Restoring collection center part of USAID assistance to improve region’s mango quality and exports. Along West Africa’s mango belt, thousands of farmers in multiple countries are poised to profit from growing regional and global markets. USAID’s West Africa Trade and Investment Hub is helping many of these farmers acquire skills and positioning to capture these… Read More

Road governance improves along major regional trade route

Update: Checkpoints along Ghana’s central corridor drop by 36% during a year of advocacy West Africa’s roads have long been plagued by checkpoints—official and unofficial stops that slow cargo transport. Slowly but steadily, illegal checkpoints are disappearing from Ghana’s central transit corridor, a major route for cargo to and from Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger—thanks… Read More

Trade Hub opens markets to meet demand for rams and cattle during Tabaski

During the Muslim festival of Eid-ul-Adha, many households sacrifice rams and cattle. The Trade Hub leveraged this year’s festival to assist livestock federations in the Sahel to market cattle and small ruminants to coastal markets. Malian, Ivorian and Senegalese livestock traders received Trade Hub assistance to meet the high demand for livestock in the week… Read More

Training on best harvest practices completed

428 mango producers and exporters from Burkina Faso, Senegal and Ghana have been trained on best harvest practices. The trainings were part of the Trade Hub’s three country training program to support the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to standardize and improve mango quality and post-harvest and boost the export of mango in… Read More

Concrete steps toward freer regional trade

Regional integration—the long-heralded key to freer, fairer trade across West Africa—is taking steps toward reality, encouraged by USAID’s West Africa Trade Hub and its partner in transport advocacy, the Borderless Alliance. This public-private organization, founded in 2010 by USAID, is gaining authority and allies across the region as it shines a spotlight on the longstanding… Read More

The Trade Hub: Bridging SMEs and financial institutions

Putting together a strong and detailed business plan is the first step before any company is up and running, but across West Africa, it’s a common stumbling block to adequate financing for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). “Access to credit is particularly arduous for the agribusiness sector and even more so for SMEs,” said Jean Francois Guay, the Trade Hub’s Investment… Read More

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