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

For additional information, please email trademissions@fas.usda.gov.



Market Development Programs

Emerging Markets Program (EMP)

Funds technical assistance activities to promote exports of U.S. agricultural commodities to emerging markets worldwide.

Data and Analysis

International Agricultural Trade Report

West Africa: Prospects for U.S. Exporters

The West African nations of Côte d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria, and Senegal are home to some of the largest cities in the region...
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Senegal: Exporter Guide

For calendar year (CY) 2017, the U.S. exported $19.5 million of food and agricultural products to Senegal.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Senegal: FAIRS Country Report

This report is an annual update of Senegal’s food and feed regulations and governmental regulatory bodies and enforcement mechanisms.

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