The key objective of the USAID Southern Africa Trade Hub (the Trade Hub) is to increase international competitiveness, intra-regional trade and food security in Southern Africa. Activities include:
The Trade Hub is supported by USAID and works closely with the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
The USAID Southern Africa Trade is a proud implementing partner of two U.S. presidential initiatives, Trade Africa and Feed the Future.
Trade Africa is a partnership between the United States and sub-Saharan Africa to increase internal and regional trade within Africa, and expand trade and economic ties among Africa, the United States, and other global markets.
Feed the Future works from farms to markets to tables to improve incomes and nutrition. Our goal is to reduce the prevalence of poverty and the prevalence of stunted children (a measure of undernutrition) each by 20 percent in the areas where we work. This means more families will be able to lift themselves out of poverty and pay for things like nutritious food, education and health care.
USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential. U.S. foreign assistance has always had the twofold purpose of furthering America's interests while improving lives in the developing world.