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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Trade Hub and OCP Africa Bridge Access to Fertilizers for 74,450 Farmers in Nigeria

Enhanced with top-of-the-line equipment, the fertilizer blending plant facility under construction in Kaduna State will be able to produce 120 metric tons per hour of customized blends for various crops.   The USAID-funded West Africa Trade & Investment Hub (Trade Hub) has awarded a $1.4 million co-investment grant to OCP Africa Fertilizers Nigeria Limited (OCP Africa), a leader in… […]

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Tech-Driven Agriculture Services to Boost Incomes of 50,000 Farmers in Nigeria

  Abuja, NIGERIA—Building on its work to boost food security in Nigeria through technology-driven agricultural services, Thrive Agric has launched an ambitious 1-year project to support 50,000 smallholder farmers growing rice, maize, and soybean. As part of its commitment to strengthening agricultural value chains in the country, including for these three staple crops, the USAID-funded… […]

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Trade Hub Partnership with Adefunke Desh Nigeria to Ensure Quality Grains, Support Farmers’ Incomes, and Feed Nigeria’s Growing Population

Through the co-investment partnership, both Adefunke Desh and the Trade Hub will build on their work of supporting women working in the agricultural sector, including female rice farmers and distributors.   Abuja, NIGERIA—Through a $1.7 million co-investment from the USAID-funded West Africa Trade & Development Hub, Adefunke Desh Nigeria (ADN), an agribusiness specializing in the… […]

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U.S. Investments in Burkina Faso’s Rice Sector to Boost Food Security

A smallholder farmer in Bama, Burkina Faso, that NAFASO works with inspects a variety of rice called Orylux 6.   Bobo-Dioulasso, BURKINA FASO—The USAID-funded West Africa Trade & Investment Hub (Trade Hub) is awarding $1 million to seed company Neema Agricole du Faso (NAFASO), based in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. The grant and private sector partnership… […]

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Trade Hub Co-Invests with Partners for Development to Build Fish Farmers’ Resilience to COVID-19 Impacts

Farmers harvesting catfish from an earthen pond in Nigeria’s Delta State.   The partnership focuses on investing to improve productivity, trade, and stabilization of employment in Nigeria’s aquaculture value chain Nigeria is one of the largest farmed fish producers in Sub-Saharan Africa, with catfish being the most farmed species, including in the Niger Delta region…. […]

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West Africa Trade & Investment Hub Partners with 8 Degrees North to Support an Alliance Giving Smallholders Access to the Growing Organic Palm Market

Thanks to U.S Government support, over 6,000 new jobs will be created in Ghana and Liberia April 21, 2021   The USAID-funded West Africa Trade & Investment Hub (Trade Hub) has awarded a $1.1 million co-investment grant to 8 Degrees North, a Ghanaian palm oil processing company, to support smallholder farmers in West Africa to… […]

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Trade Hub Co-investment with Ag Technology Company to Boost Soybean Yields for Nigerian farmers

  April 16, 2021 Abuja, Nigeria—The USAID-funded West Africa Trade & Investment Hub (Trade Hub) has launched a co-investment partnership with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), through its Business Incubation Platform (IITA BIP), to boost the soybean value chain in Nigeria. The IITA BIP provides expertise and training in commercial agriculture and farm… […]

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