African governments are focused on food security and agricultural growth to feed rapidly growing and changing urban markets, and investors are eyeing unexplored opportunities on the continent to feed a global population expected to reach nine billion by 2050. Africa’s agriculture sector generates on average 29% of gross domestic product (GDP), employs 65% of the labor force in agriculture-based countries, and plays a crucial role in generating overall growth
and global prosperity. 

Leveraging its network with the private sector, international institutions and U.S. and African governments, CCA’s Agribusiness Program provides an essential link between the public and private sectors in Africa’s agriculture industry. The program also offers member companies and institutions a competitive edge through access to resources and contacts that allow members to seize opportunities within African agriculture.
The program’s members-only Working Group meets monthly and provides a platform for CCA member companies to meet with key officials, monitor the latest developments in African agriculture, and connect American agribusiness companies to African agricultural trade and investment opportunities. 
CCA also supports U.S. interest in African agriculture through the U.S.-Africa Business Center. Funded by USAID, the U.S.-Africa Business Center works to identify Africa’s strategic agricultural value chains that present the greatest opportunities for American business investment and to foster increased competition, intra-regional trade and food security.

Recaps on past CCA Agribusiness Working Groups are available by clicking here.