USAID/West Africa’s Trade and Investment Hub (the Trade Hub) helps the region’s farmers and firms compete, attract investment, and boost trade. We do this by strengthening the competitive capacity of West Africa’s farmers and firms in high-potential regional and global value chains, while also addressing transport constraints and barriers along the region’s trade corridors and borders. To expand access to finance and investment in our target value chains, the Trade Hub facilitates relationships between businesses and financial institutions.
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Where we work
The West Africa Trade and Investment Hub is a proud implementing partner of two U.S. presidential initiatives:
Trade Africa, a partnership between the U.S. and sub-Saharan Africa, aims to increase internal and regional trade within Africa and expand trade and economic ties between African nations and the U.S. (particularly under the African Growth and Opportunities Act, AGOA) and other global markets. Trade Africa is generating new export markets for U.S. and African goods and services, providing job opportunities, improving the business environment, and making conditions more appealing for private investment.
Feed the Future is establishing a foundation for lasting progress against global hunger. Led by USAID, this U.S. Government-wide initiative strives to increase agricultural production and the incomes of women and men in rural areas who rely on agriculture for their livelihoods. This means more families will be able to lift themselves out of poverty and pay for things like nutritious food, education, and health care.
USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency working to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential. U.S. foreign assistance has always had the twofold purpose of furthering America’s interests while improving lives in the developing world.
USAID carries out U.S. foreign policy by promoting broad-scale human progress at the same time it expands stable, free societies; creates markets and trade partners for the United States; and fosters good will abroad.