West Africa Regional Economic Bulletin | April 2022

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Dear Colleagues, Partners, and Friends,

Greetings from West Africa!  Have you heard of Fonio?  In this latest edition we introduce you to an ancient grain that's considered a nutritional powerhouse, poised to become a popular cash crop stemming from Mali and Ghana. Plus, congrats are in order for a special achievement awarded by the African Union. We'll highlight who won the award and what it means for agricultural development in West Africa.  As always, we continue to bring you updates on our activities within the sub region, highlighting partnerships to empower women in West Africa,  support the power and energy sector, and promote food security, while improving the livelihoods of farmers through increased productivity.

Enjoy, and continue to stay safe and healthy.


Matthew Anderson

Office Director

USAID/West Africa | Regional Economic Growth Office (REGO)

Issuing Country 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 9:30am

Last updated: April 26, 2022