USAID-Funded Trade Hub and Locafrique Launch $24 Million Partnership to Increase Financial Inclusion for Agribusinesses in Senegal

Through Locafrique’s partnership with the Trade Hub, more micro-entrepreneurs operating in the agricultural sector in Senegal with have access to private capital and bank loans to grow their businesses   The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through the West Africa Trade & Investment Hub (Trade Hub), has launched a $24 million (13 billion CFA)… […]

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U.S. Government Investment Grows Women’s Incomes Through Beekeeping in Ghana

A Burt’s Bees-affiliated shea producer in northern Ghana with receipt in hand after selling her shea kernels. Photo credit: Burt’s Bees   For smallholder farmers in Ghana producing shea butter, bees are normally pests to swat away. But these insects will soon prove invaluable to farmers thanks to a $2 million, 3-year partnership between the… […]

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Agro Boye/Trade Hub Partnership to Increase Production of Key Crops in Senegal, Support Food Security

Photo caption: Women picking up potatoes from a harvest in Dagana, Saint Louis. September 21, 2021 Through a $1.1 million co-investment grant from the USAID-funded West Africa Trade & Investment Hub (Trade Hub), Senegal-based agribusiness firm Agro Boye will increase its production capacity of horticultural products, helping to reduce food insecurity and import-dependency in the… […]

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Trade Hub Awards 494 Million Naira to Tomato Jos to Bolster Nigerian Farmers’ Productivity and Resilience

Photo Caption: Tomato Jos crop weeding photo: Smallholder farmers within Tomato Jos’ maize outgrower program in Kaduna State weed their plots.   September 3, 2021   Abuja, Nigeria—The USAID-funded West Africa Trade & Investment Hub (Trade Hub) has awarded a 494 million naira ($1.2 million) co-investment grant to Tomato Jos Farming and Processing Limited (Tomato… […]

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U.S. Government and 3 Senegalese companies co-invest $9.9 million to create jobs and build new markets to recover from COVID-19 restrictions

Biosene staff packaging products. The USAID-funded West Africa Trade & Investment Hub awarded co-investment grants totaling $1.43 (780 million in francs CFA) across three promising Senegalese companies—the online fresh-grocery delivery Club Tiossane and two women-led food companies, Biosene and Enterprise Aissatou Gaye (EAG). The investments will help these businesses meet market demands, create employment and… […]

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Trade Hub Co-Investment Partnership with PYXERA Global to Bolster Agricultural Systems in Nigeria and Strengthen Food Security

Smallholder farmers in Nigeria’s Kano State at a tomato nursery demonstration offered through a past PYXERA Global-led project. Through its new West Africa Agriculture Resilience Program, PYXERA Global will now build the capacities of rice, maize, and soybean farmers through ongoing training.   Through the West Africa Agriculture Resilience Program, 10,000 smallholders will increase crop… […]

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