The Politics of Pineapple: Impact of AGOA on African Farmers and Business

Saturday, Apr 16, 2016, 3:30 pm

Who really benefits from AGOA? This workshop will explore impact of Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) on local African Farmers and business over the past 15 years. Exports from Africa have largely been oil and gas – accounting for approximately 95% of Africa export to the US. With the falling oil prices, the major export of Africa to the US, what infrastructures are put in place to address the lopsided US-Africa Trade? How do we prevent corporate dominance of local African farmers and business and tax evasion?


  • John A. Hosinski, Senior Program Officer, Africa Department Solidarity Center, AFL-CIO

Moderator: Fr. David Schwinghamer, MM, Maryknoll Office For Global Concerns



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