US trade mission to pitch for business in West Africa


US Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Stephen Censky is leading a trade mission to West Africa from  October 28-31, to help United States exporters unlock new opportunities in a region where strong economic growth is driving demand for imported food and farm products.

‘At USDA [US Department for Agriculture] we are working to sell the bounty of American agriculture. West Africa is a bright spot with a growing middle class that is hungry for our delicious and wholesome agriculture products,’ said Deputy Secretary Censky.

‘Through this trade mission and other efforts, USDA is proud to support President Trump’s Prosper Africa initiative, which is seeking to boost two-way trade and investment between the United States and Africa. Prosper Africa brings together the full range of US government resources to connect the US and African businesses with new buyers, suppliers, and investment opportunities – a win for the United States and for countries across the African continent.’

The mission will be based in Accra, Ghana, and will also include buyer delegations from Côte d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Nigeria, and Senegal.


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