WISHH Builds U.S. Soy Demand in West Africa

The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) recently met stakeholders and partners working to build demand for U.S. soybean products in Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire.

In Dakar, Senegal WISHH Regional Director for Africa Josh Neiderman met with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) personnel to discuss recent trade team activities and current projects being undertaken in Senegal, including the Emerging Markets Program (EMP) funded feeding demonstrations in poultry and aquaculture.

A container of U.S. soybean meal was shipped to Senegal for use in the demonstrations. Neiderman also met with partner organizations Counterpart International and the National School Feeding program to discuss upcoming opportunities through the Cochran Fellowship program.

In Cote d’Ivoire, Neiderman and the West Africa Regional Representative Mamadou Bousso attended a workshop hosted by the National School Feeding Program to disseminate the results of their previous years efforts, the first to incorporate U.S. textured soy protein into their feeding rations. The National School Feeding Program imported 180 MT of U.S. TSP in 2016 to introduce as a new product to pupils and cooks.

The WISHH representatives met privately with the head of the school canteens program to discuss their continuing partnership to feed children in the future and utilize U.S. sourced proteins.

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Neiderman meets with Dr. Makhtar Diouf, head of the Mbao Poultry Impulse Center, to discuss the EMP poultry feeding demonstration.
Diouf is showing Neiderman the broiler houses that will be used to host the demonstrations.

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