Angola: FAS Marketing Grant Opens Angolan Market to U.S. Wheat

A USD $146,000 Quality Samples Program (QSP) grant to the U.S. Wheat Associates facilitated the reopening of the Cerangola flour mill in Lobito, Angola, paving the way for an estimated USD $25 million in annual U.S. wheat exports to Angola. The December 2016 arrival of five containers of QSP funded U.S. hard red winter wheat permitted the reopening of the first flour mill to operate in Angola in over ten years. In addition to the shipment of U.S. wheat, the QSP grant also provided five containers of U.S. flour to a local pasta factory in Luanda and a bakery in Lobito. U.S. Wheat Associates also provided technical assistance and training to the mill, pasta company, and bakery with funding from the USDA Market Access Program and Foreign Market Development Program. FAS/Luanda organized a promotional ceremony presided over by U.S. Ambassador Helen LaLime to publicize the QSP shipments and highlight the unique qualities of U.S. wheat and wheat flour. 

Angola: FAS Marketing Grant Opens Angolan Market to U.S. Wheat