As one of the major economic centers in francophone West Africa, Senegal has traditionally received foreign investment from the European Union.  The Trade Hub aims to promote greater investment from American companies which will strengthen value chains for greater exports regionally and abroad.  In particular, the project will provide training on the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which aims to improve economic relations between the U.S. and sub-Saharan Africa.  Technical assistance provided to the private sector in key value chains, such as rice, maize, millet, cashew, and mango, will help improve the quality of these products for export.