Nigeria: Expanded Trade and Transport Program
The objective of the Nigeria Expanded Trade and Transport Program (NEXTT) is to support the Nigerian government’s efforts to expand trade domestically, within the ECOWAS sub-region and beyond, and improve its efficiency so that trade, particularly in agricultural products, can provide inclusive economic growth and development of Nigeria. NEXTT has three component tasks and results areas:
- Transport Corridor Improvements
- Trade Policy and Trade Facilitation Support
- Expanded Export Support.
As a subcontractor to Carana Corporation, WFLO is engaged in activities and supporting tasks related to Component 1: Lagos-Kano-Jibya (LAKAJI) Corridor Improvement, and Component 2: Trade Policy and Trade Facilitation Support. Specifically, WFLO is providing technical support including analysis on competitiveness constraints related to cold chain infrastructure and services and identification of priorities for investment in efficient storage, transport, and logistics solutions. WFLO has hired a long term local staff member, who is responsible for institutional capacity-building related to standards infrastructure for food and agricultural products trade.
Benin: Growing Resources Enhanced Agricultural Enterprises and Nutrition
As a sub grantee to Partners for Development (PFD) on the USDA-funded Growing Resources for Enhanced Agricultural Enterprises and Nutrition Project (GREEN), WFLO is providing technical support and training in three main areas:
- treatment and management of post-harvest losses;
- association development;
- and the introduction of appropriate cold chain technologies.
Ghana: Pineapple Packhouse Design
With financing from the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), WFLO experts assisted the Government of Ghana in development of procurement specifications for the acquisition of post harvest equipment used for the construction of field pack houses, small-scale post-harvest packing lines for new and existing pack houses, and a temperature-controlled holding area at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) and a fresh produce pack house near the Airport.