Foreign Agricultural Service
The Foreign Agriculture Service FAS) of the U.S. Embassy is the overseas arm of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). FAS Lagos has regional responsibilities for Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Benin and Cameroon.
FAS Lagos offers a variety of services to U.S. and Nigerian agribusiness companies, government and non-government entities involved in agricultural trade and development. Read more about FAS.
Programs & Activities
Cochran Fellowship Program
provides U.S.-based agricultural training opportunities for senior and mid-level specialists and administrators from public and private sectors.
(For details, please visit:http://www.fas.usda.gov/programs/cochran-fellowship-program)
Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellows Program
helps developing countries strengthen sustainable agricultural practices by providing short-term scientific training. (Please visit: http://www.fas.usda.gov/programs/borlaug-fellowship-program)
Faculty Exchange Program
brings qualified agricultural educators from progressive agricultural universities in to the United States to increase their knowledge of, and ability to teach and perform research in, agricultural science subjects such as animal and plant health. (For details please visit: http://www.fas.usda.gov/programs/faculty-exchange-program)
Market Reports and Trade Data
- Exporter Guide (Nigeria) (PDF 438KB)
- Exporter Guide (Ghana) (PDF 64 kb)
- Food & Agricultural Import Regulations & Standards (FAIRS) Country Report (Nigeria) (PDF 106 kb)
- FAIRS Country Report (Ghana) (PDF 442 kb)
- Ghana’s Food Service Sector Report (PDF 90 kb)
- Retail Food Market Sector Report – Nigeria (PDF 317KB)
More Market Reports (Nigeria):
Information on U.S. export sales, by commodity and country of destination, updated weekly.
Agricultural Trade System (GATS)
Trade data from U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division.
Production, Supply, and Distribution (PS&D)
Official USDA data on production, supply, and distribution of agricultural commodities for the United States…
For details visit: http://www.fas.usda.gov/data
Trade Events & Activities for 2012
HACCP Certification Workshop
The Office of Capacity Building and Development of the United States Department of Agriculture gladly invite you to participate at its Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) certification workshop… by HACCP Consulting Group, L.L.C., Virginia, USA — Protea Hotel, Ikeja-Lagos, August 13-15, 2012. Contact our office for details.
USDA Offers GSM-102 Credit Guarantees For Export Sales to Africa and Middle East Region:
The GSM-102 program helps ensure that credit is available to finance commercial exports of U.S. agricultural products to developing countries…including Nigeria. Participating banks for this program in Nigeria include: First Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank, Diamond Bank, United Bank for Africa and Ecobank.
For more information please visit: http://www.fas.usda.gov/excredits/ecgp.asp
Interested in Buying U.S. Agricultural and Food Products?
Please contact our office for guidance.
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