• Introducing the USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub
    Introducing the USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub

    The USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub works with partners in eight SADC countries to facilitate trade, modernize customs, and improve
    food security.

  • Developing Regional Value Chains
    Developing Regional Value Chains

    The Trade Hub supports the Source Africa and Origin Africa textile and apparel trade shows to improve manufacturers' quality exports within the region and to the US and Europe.

  • Introducing New Standards
    Introducing New Standards

    In close partnership with national standards agencies and ANSI, USAID is preparing countries with the implementation of the WTO Technical Barriers to
    Trade requirements.

  • Promoting Food Safety and Hygiene Standards
    Promoting Food Safety and Hygiene Standards

    The Trade Hub and thousands of smallholder farmers are introducing new safety and hygiene standards to improve the
    quality of groundnuts.

  • Reducing Border Crossing Times
    Reducing Border Crossing Times

    By modernizing border crossing procedures, the Trade Hub and its partners have been able to reduce border crossing times substantially at the Mwanza, Songwe, Kasumbalesa and Nakonde border posts.

  • Source Africa

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The USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub works to enhance economic growth and food security in Southern Africa through trade. READ MORE.
The Trade Hub was one of five awardees selected by the Oracle Award Board in San Francisco. Maureen Grosvenor, Chief Strategy Officer for APPSolve, the Trade Hub’s Oracle Vendor in South Africa, attended the conference and accepted the awardOn October 28, 2015 at Oracle’s Annual OpenWorld Conference, USAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub received the prestigious Oracle Sustainable Innovation Award 2015 for its Warehouse Receipts System IT programs piloted in Zambia and Mozambique. The award is given to companies and organizations applying technology to support sustainability and concerted efforts to improve the livelihoods of others.
The Warehouse Receipts System (WRS) assists smallholder farmers and traders to store their grains in certified warehouses until prices are favorable later in the season and use their receipt as collateral to purchase seeds and supplies. A warehouse receipt is generated electronically via a web-based platform. Farmers depositing grain can use the warehouse receipt to access finance from a pre-approved facility lodged by banks online.
 
Photo: The Trade Hub was one of five awardees selected by the Oracle Award Board in San Francisco. Maureen Grosvenor, Chief Strategy Officer for APPSolve, the Trade Hub’s Oracle Vendor in South Africa, attended the conference and accepted the award
 
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