West Africa – October 2019

Trade Mission
October 28-31, 2019
Cityscape of Accra, Ghana.
Cityscape of Accra, the capital of Ghana

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.


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

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