Presentation delivered to Sean Jones, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Food Security, USAID/Washington.
Trade-Based Solutions to Food Insecurity in East Africa: In support of the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future, the Hub increases the access, availability, and utilization of African-grown staple foods in the region. It supports regional initiatives that improve market information, increase access to technology and innovation, and reduce non-tariff barriers that can hinder trade across borders.
As of January 2018, the Hub has closed investment deals totaling $59.3 million. Seventy percent of these deals are in the agricultural sector. The total value of deals in the Hub’s active investment pipeline is $220.9 million, more than 50 percent of these deals are in the agricultural sector ($115.4 million ag sector and $105.5 million in the non-ag sector).