• Developing Regional Value Chains
    Developing Regional Value Chains

    The Trade Hub supports the Source Africa and Origin Africa textile and apparel trade shows to improve manufacturers' quality exports within the region and to the US and Europe.

  • Introducing New Standards
    Introducing New Standards

    In close partnership with national standards agencies and ANSI, USAID is preparing countries with the implementation of the WTO Technical Barriers to
    Trade requirements.

  • Promoting Food Safety and Hygiene Standards
    Promoting Food Safety and Hygiene Standards

    The Trade Hub and thousands of smallholder farmers are introducing new safety and hygiene standards to improve the
    quality of groundnuts.

  • Reducing Border Crossing Times
    Reducing Border Crossing Times

    By modernizing border crossing procedures, the Trade Hub and its partners have been able to reduce border crossing times substantially at the Mwanza, Songwe, Kasumbalesa and Nakonde border posts.

The USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub works to enhance economic growth and food security in Southern Africa through trade. READ MORE.

oracle logoThe prestigious Oracle Sustainable Innovation Award 2015 is being awarded to USAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub as a result of the Warehouse Receipts System IT programs in Zambia and Mozambique. The Trade Hub is one of five awardees this year (including CISCO) as selected by a voting board at Oracle in San Francisco.

The award consists of a trophy and the opportunity to meet with the Vice Chairman and the Chief Sustainability Officer of Oracle, as well as the other recipients of the award to share experiences and best practices. The Oracle Excellence Awards program recognizes customers and partners that have excelled in driving business value. The Sustainable Innovation Award concentrates on the use of technology to support sustainability and efforts that improve conditions for others.

Past award winners have included Safe Water Kenya, Recycling and Development Initiative of South Africa (REDISA), and many American companies who have used Oracle products to promote environmentally friendly practices and conservation techniques. The award will be presented during Oracle OpenWorld 2015 (October 25-29) in San Francisco.