USDA plans trade mission to East Africa
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will organize a trade and investment mission to East Africa this fall.
The USDA said its goal for the mission is to promote U.S.-Africa agribusiness cooperation, trade and investment, particularly in the dry grocery products, food processing, beer and spirits, seafood, livestock genetics, and production inputs and equipment sectors.
Mission participants will have the opportunity to form partnerships with African entrepreneurs from Burundi, Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, the USDA said.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns announced the mission at the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum in Washington this week.