Working closely with local partners, USAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub brought a solution to the Feed-the-Future countries of Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia. The Warehouse Receipts System (WRS) allows farmers to store grain in accredited, secure warehouses and sell their harvest when prices are favorable, using their warehouse receipt to access finance for new seed and other expenses in the meantime. Read More.
Through a Strategic Partnership Grant, USAID's Southern Africa Trade Hub worked with Vetlab provide the first private ISO17025 accredited grain and oil seed laboratory service, including aflatoxin testing, in Zambia.
The Strategic Partnership Grant from USAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub was awarded to MH Boerdery Konsultante in partnership with NASFAM, a farmer-directed business system representing over 100,000 Malawian smallholders.
Through a Strategic Partnership Grant from USAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub, Capstone, an independent South African seed company, entered into a joint venture with Peacock Enterprises Ltd of Malawi to multiply and market "CAP9001."
Through a Strategic Partnership Grant, USAID's Southern Africa Trade Hub is helping to improve peanut butter production and to conserve wildlife through groundnut cultivation with smallholder farmers in Zambia.
USAID's Southern Africa Trade Hub has implemented various strategic activities in Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia to combat aflatoxin, improve the safety of groundnuts and groundnut products for domestic consumption, and increase the competitiveness of groundnuts in export markets.
Following on its work with the Agricultural Commodity Exchange in Malawi to set up a successful Warehouse Receipt System (WRS), with finance by a commercial bank, the USAID Southern Africa Trade Hub commissioned an investigation on the feasibility of and interest in setting up an Agricultural Storage Investment Fund (ASIF) for Malawi.
Explore the challenges facing female cross-border traders as they successfully navigate customs at the Kazungula border crossing between Zambia and Botswana. Informal cross-border trade led by women trade plays a significant economic role across Southern Africa.
Renewable sources of energy are poised to lead the world in new electricity supply. Supported by policies aimed at enhancing energy security and sustainability, renewable energy is expanding at its fastest rate to date.
Through a Strategic Partnership Grant, USAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub partnered with the Export Trading Group (ETG) to help ETG establish a Warehouse Receipts System (WRS) on four selected warehouse sites in Mozambique.
Through a Strategic Partnership Grant from USAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub, Zhauns (Pty) Ltd is providing the necessary technology, equipment, and training for Lumono Organic Farms to upgrade its processing capacity and develop its chili sauce for export.
As part of a Strategic Partnership Grant with USAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub, Cargill has partnered with Empresa de Comercialização Agrícola Ltd (ECA) in Mozambique to create market linkages for smallholder farmers living in rural Africa.
USAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub has been working closely with Zambia’s Ministry of Mines, Energy and Water Development at the Department of Energy to develop a Renewable Energy Feed-In Tariff (REFIT) Policy for Zambia.
At the end of every harvest season in Southern Africa, the market is flooded with grain as crops such as maize, soy, and peanuts are supplied at peak levels. Prices are at their lowest of the year, but farmers usually have to sell since they lack secure storage and need cash to buy supplies.
Gail Strickler, Assistant US Trade Representative, highlights the immense opportunities created by the renewal of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for duty free access to the massive US market for African textile and apparel producers.
Luqy Manufacturing, a local, woman-owned apparel factory from the African country of Lesotho whose employees are 80% women, exhibited their product at the MAGIC trade show in Las Vegas and at Source Africa 2015 in Cape Town as a result of support from USAID's Southern Africa Trade Hub.
The third annual Source Africa textiles and apparel trade show event took place in Cape Town, South Africa from June 9-11, 2015. USAID's Southern Africa Trade Hub sponsored the event, working in collaboration with the US Consulate in Cape Town and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR).