WISHH Discusses Opportunities for Value Added Soy Products in Africa

The World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) recently visited Ethiopia to meet with local stakeholders and discuss future plans for U.S. soy.

WISHH Regional Director Josh Neiderman met with several livestock production companies, feed millers, oil refiners and producers of foods for human consumption.

Neiderman also met with Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) Counselor Michael Francom, to discuss and strategize a plan to address the opportunities for value added soy products, along with greater access of the livestock feed industry to high quality soybean meal.

Neiderman visited with representatives of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Technoserve and the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency, which has researched local agricultural investment opportunities that include soy crushing operations.

Neiderman will conclude the trip with visits to local producers of corn-soy blend, a product currently in high demand due to food shortages created by long-term drought conditions.

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Photo: (From left to right): Lemma Asfaw, general manager LEOS Food Complex, WISHH Regional Director Josh Neiderman and Abdulrahman Mohammed of FAS/Addis Ababa, stand in front of LEOS’s newly installed Insta Pro extrusion line in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia.

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