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USDA West Africa Trade Mission

West Africa – October 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will lead a trade mission to Accra, Ghana, October 28-31, seeking to unlock new export opportunities in several West African countries where strong economic growth is driving demand for imported food and farm products.

The mission supports the Administration’s Prosper Africa initiative, which seeks to strengthen the United States’ commercial ties and foster fair and reciprocal trade with countries in Africa.

Local staff from USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service will arrange meetings between trade mission delegates and potential customers from Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Senegal, and The Gambia, helping lay the foundation for long-lasting business relationships. In addition, in-depth economic and policy briefings and local site visits will help participants better understand the opportunities and challenges of exporting to West African countries.

2018 U.S. Agricultural Exports
2018 U.S. Market Share
Top Prospects for U.S. Exporters
Côte d’Ivoire
$24.3 million
Beef, condiments and sauces, distilled spirits, fresh and processed produce, soybean meal, seafood, wheat, wine
$82.6 million
Beef, dairy products, distilled spirits, forest products, prepared food, poultry, rice, seafood, wheat
$308.1 million
Condiments and sauces, corn, prepared foods, soybeans, wheat, wine and beer
$11.4 million
Feeds and fodder, planting seeds, prepared foods, soybean oil, sweeteners and beverage bases
The Gambia
$20.0 million
Poultry meat, beef, pork, prepared foods/processed products, condiments and sauces, wine and beer

The application deadline is August 2, 2019.

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