USDA Deputy Secretary Leads Agribusiness Trade Mission To Angola

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News in Brief:
– USDA Deputy Secretary Torres Small leads historic trade mission to Angola, marking the first-ever agribusiness mission to the region.
– Local farmers are poised to benefit as American agri-businesses seek to expand market access in Angola, showcasing a diverse range of products and forging strategic alliances.

Deputy Secretary Xochitl Torres Small of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is spearheading a groundbreaking trade mission to Luanda, Angola, marking a significant milestone in bilateral agricultural relations.

This historic endeavor, comprising representatives from the Kansas and Wisconsin Departments of Agriculture alongside 16 American companies and organisations, underscores a concerted effort to cultivate robust trade partnerships in the region.

Torres Small expressed pride in leading USDA’s inaugural trade mission to Angola, emphasizing the agency’s commitment to facilitating market access for American agri-businesses. The mission aims to foster enduring connections and capitalize on burgeoning opportunities in Angola’s dynamic market landscape.

Empowering american agri-businesses

For local farmers, this trade mission heralds a promising avenue for expanding their reach and enhancing export opportunities. By tapping into Angola’s market potential, American producers stand to showcase high-quality agricultural products, ranging from beef and dairy to grains and poultry, thus bolstering their economic prospects.

Throughout the mission, participants will engage in pivotal business-to-business meetings with potential buyers from Angola and neighboring countries. These interactions, coupled with comprehensive market briefings from USDA Foreign Agricultural Service staff, are poised to equip delegates with invaluable insights to refine their export strategies tailored to Sub-Saharan Africa.

A diverse array of American-made food and agricultural products will be showcased during the mission, reflecting the breadth and depth of the US agricultural sector. From dairy and poultry to grains and distillates, participating companies are primed to leverage Angola’s burgeoning market demand, thereby fostering mutually beneficial trade relationships.

Under the Biden-Harris Administration, USDA remains steadfast in its commitment to revolutionising America’s food system. By prioritising resilient local and regional food production, fostering equitable market access, and championing climate-smart agricultural practices, the agency is propelling a paradigm shift towards a more sustainable and inclusive agricultural landscape.

Chinwendu Ohabughiro
Chinwendu Ohabughiro
Chinwendu Gift Ohabughiro has a background in English and Literary Studies from Imo State University. She brings a fresh perspective to the world of agriculture writing. When she's not penning compelling content, she's likely lost in the pages of a thrilling mystery or treating herself to the sinful delight of chocolate.


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