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Improving Food Security | Success Story

La Laiterie du Berger Expands the Milk Industry, Improving the Lives of Farmers and Reducing Senegal’s Reliance on Imports

La Laiterie du Berger Expands the Milk Industry, Improving the Lives of Farmers and Reducing Senegal’s Reliance on Imports Senegal’s dairy sector holds significant socio-economic importance for rural communities. While the consumption of dairy products in the country is steadily increasing, the local milk collection rate remains relatively low. Remarkably, nearly 90 percent of the […]

September 11, 2023
Improving Food Security | Success Story

Warc moves Ghana, farmers, from subsistence to sales

The Challenge Although Ghana has achieved a remarkable level of poverty reduction and economic growth, that growth has been unequal, with most of the country’s poor concentrated in rural areas. The Upper West Region has made the least progress in poverty reduction due to its geography and ecological characteristics. The Region is challenged by poor […]

September 1, 2023
Agriculture | Improving Food Security | Success Story

In Senegal, Agro Boye grows more while providing a local source to feed livestock

The Challenge In West Africa, multiple factors make communities more vulnerable to food insecurity. Rural communities have limited means of coping with sudden rises in food prices, a precarious situation heightened by the sub-regions continued dependence on food imports. Companies in the agricultural sector are trying to reduce that dependence and strengthen food security, but […]

August 29, 2023
Agriculture | Improving Food Security | Success Story

Babban Gona makes farming more profitable for Nigeria’s smallholders, especially youth and women

The Challenge Maize and rice remain the most sought-after staple foods in Nigeria, with the maize farming sector accounting for 5 percent of the country’s gross domestic product. Although the quantity of milled rice produced in Nigeria increased steadily over the past decade, reaching 5.4 million metric tons in 2022, nevertheless production of maize and […]

August 29, 2023
Agriculture | Improving Food Security | Success Story

AFEX Facilities Help Nigerian Smallholders Improve Grain Quality and Link with Markets

The Challenge Nigerian smallholder farmers produce about 90 percent of the country’s food. While they are the nutritional backbone for a population of more than 200 million, many of these farmers face a continuous cycle of poverty and food insecurity. Located in rural and sometimes remote communities, they often lack access to transportation, storage, and […]

August 29, 2023
Blog | Improving Food Security

At the Edge of Hunger: Trade Hub Partners Improving Food Security in West Africa

Floods. Erratic Rainfall. A global pandemic. A war in Europe. West Africa has faced increasing food insecurity for the last decade, and the devastating health, climate, and political events of the 2020s have only exacerbated this condition. Nearly 24 million people in West Africa needed food assistance in 2021, and the number of people expected […]

February 21, 2023
Improving Food Security | Success Story

Adopting Modern Practices to Combat Food Insecurity: Nalmaco’s Story

By Aor Ikyaabo, Communication Specialist Smallholder farmers in Africa experience high post-harvest food losses as a result of poor handling, poor packaging, and the lack of suitable storage facilities for their produce before it reaches the market. Low market prices and high labor costs often make it uneconomical for farmers to harvest all they produced, […]

November 15, 2022
Improving Food Security | Success Story

Access Leads to Success for Senegalese Female Rice Farmers 

Entreprise Aïssatou Gaye supports a woman’s paddy rice season in Ross Bethio  By Fatima Datt, Communication Specialist Rice is a strategic product for food security and nutrition in Senegal, occupying a prominent place for the population. In recent years the rice sector has undergone a clear consolidation, with a considerable increase in production volumes. Posing […]

July 25, 2022
Improving Food Security | Success Story

Des opportunités qui mènent au succès des rizicultrices sénégalaises

L’Entreprise Aïssatou Gaye soutient la campagne de riz paddy d’une femme à Ross Bethio Par Fatima Datt, Communication Specialist Le riz est un produit stratégique pour la sécurité alimentaire et la nutrition au Sénégal, occupant une place de choix pour la population. Ces dernières années, le secteur du riz a connu une nette consolidation, avec […]

July 25, 2022
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The Russia-Ukraine Conflict Underscores the Importance of Sustainable, Regional Solutions to Food Insecurity

USAID’s West Africa Trade and Investment Hub partners with high-performing private-sector companies to improve food insecurity in West Africa By Robin Wheeler Abuja, Nigeria – Many people around the world might find it difficult to pinpoint the specific ways the conflict thousands of miles away between Ukraine and Russia is impacting the global economy. The […]

July 14, 2022
Blog | Improving Food Security | Nigeria | Success Story

Babban Gona / Trade Hub Partnership Increases
Nigerian Farmers’ Harvest in Fight for Food Security

Written by: Aja Beckham The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated food insecurity among the Nigerian population, particularly those in rural farming communities, who are among the most vulnerable and adversely affected by this ongoing health and economic crisis. Kola Masha, Managing Director of Babban Gona, a Nigerian-based agri-tech social enterprise, says that since the Trade Hub awarded […]

February 14, 2022
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