The USDA is accepting applications from U.S. exporters for a trade mission to Nairobi, Kenya, and Zanzibar, Tanzania, from October 31-November 4. The mission offers U.S. agribusinesses the chance to unlock new opportunities in East and Central Africa, where strong economic growth is driving demand for imported food and farm products.

Kenya is the economic, financial, and transportation hub for East and Central Africa. While in Nairobi, trade mission delegates will meet potential customers from across Sub-Saharan Africa. Then, they’ll head to Zanzibar, located in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Tanzania, a historic trading hub with a thriving tourism sector.

“The Foreign Agricultural Service team looks forward to introducing U.S. exporters to the many business opportunities that exist in East and Central Africa,” said FAS Administrator Daniel Whitley. “We’ll arrange targeted business meetings, site visits, and other networking opportunities with potential importers, processors, distributors, and local officials.”

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