The participants in the shea seed planting demonstration. From left to right: Matt Anderson - Regional Economic Growth Office Director for USAID/West Africa, Madam Afishetu Mahamadu from Tungteiya Women's  Cooperative, Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan, Madam Peter Bamunu from Gizaa Gunda Women's Cooperative, Ms Sharon Cromer - Mission Director for USAID/Ghana and Mr. Kwame Wiafe of Wilmar Ghana.
August 21, 2020

On Wednesday, August 12, 2020, the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Global Shea Alliance (GSA) launched the Action for Shea Parklands (ASP) initiative.  Spearheaded by GSA, this initiative seeks to promote, plant, and protect the shea parklands while advancing a shea industry commitment to plant ten million trees across West Africa over the next ten years.  In Ghana, 20,000 trees will be planted across the five northern regions this year alone. 

June 29, 2020

On Monday, June 22, 2020, the USAID West Africa Regional Feed the Future (FtF) team virtually launched their newly published Global Food Security Strategy West Africa Regional Plan.  The Feed the Future West Africa Regional Plan, covering 2019-2024, presents a five-year strategy for West Africa to achieve the initiative’s goal of reducing poverty, hunger and malnutrition. This plan reflects an evidence-based, integrated, interagency and regional approach to pursuing the three objectives of sustainable agriculture-led growth, resilience, and nutrition while positioning the region and its countries to become self-reliant.

May 19, 2020

HIV AIDS and Family Planning Advisor

February 24, 2020

The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking offers from qualified persons to provide personal services under contract as described in this solicitation.

Offers must be in accordance with Attachment 1, Sections I through V of this solicitation. Incomplete or unsigned offers will not be considered. Offerors should retain copies of all offer materials for their records.

Shea Success in West Africa: Ambassador promotes women’s economic development with new shea processing center in Northern Ghana
February 6, 2020

Sorogu, Northern Region, GHANA— On Wednesday, February 5, 2020, U.S. Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan inaugurated a shea butter processing facility and warehouse for the Tiyumtaba Women’s Shea Cooperative of Sorogu, located in the Sagnerigu Municipality in the Northern Region of Ghana. The new facility, is part of a U.S. Government effort to partner with communities, companies, and non-profit organizations in West Africa to expand economic opportunities for women. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) developed the facility in partnership with the Burt’s Bees brand, owned by American manufacturer, The Clorox Company, and the Ghanaian firm Savannah Fruits Company; the facility will increase incomes for 600 Ghanaian women who collect and process shea nuts.


Last updated: September 22, 2020

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