Economic Growth and Trade


Obama Petite Designs
During his trip to South Africa, U.S. Senator Barak Obama visited Petite Designs, a product of the USAID-funded South African International Business Linkages Program

USAID Southern Africa Regional Economic Growth programs aim to promote sustainable economic growth in targeted areas by improving agricultural productivity, increasing trade, integrating climate change into policy and decision making, and ensuring sound management of transboundary natural resources.

We support the President’s Feed the Future (FTF) and Global Climate Change (GCC) Initiatives through these programs.  

Additionally, we work closely with partners to implement activities that promote increased trade. USAID’s Trade and Investment Hubs are designed to reinforce regional and bilateral efforts to strengthen Africa's economic competitiveness and assist countries to take greater advantage of the trade opportunities provided by the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and other global trade initiatives. The Trade and Investment Hub programs include trade capacity building, improvements to the private sector enabling environment, better market access and opportunities, trade facilitation, food security programs, and export promotion support for African products.

Learn more: Southern Africa Trade Hub

Last updated: May 06, 2015

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