The American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health program sponsored the participation of multiple African strategic partners to two major trade team events held in Georgia in January. Attendees from Ghana and Senegal engaged in the International Poultry Short Course at the University of Georgia and the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE).
The UGA International Poultry Short Course offered a comprehensive overview of modern poultry production, while providing insight into a variety of topics, ranging from modern technology to nutrition, bird health, and processing. IPPE’s interactive and hands-on format allowed trade team members to connect with U.S. suppliers, fostering valuable exchanges on feed ingredients, poultry production, and processing equipment.
Moreover, the week created an opportunity for WISHH to showcase the significance of U.S. Soy in poultry production. The event was particularly helpful for trade team member Juliana Abena Asante-Dartey, deputy CEO of Ghana’s Agri-Impact. Agri-Impact is implementing the MasterCard Foundation’s HAPPY Broiler Project, which seeks to build thousands of new jobs for youth in Ghana by strengthening poultry production in the country. Yedent-Agro, a leading agricultural business in Ghana, is a key partner of the project, and praised WISHH’s role of supporting the poultry industry as well as his business. Yedent-Agro CEO Samuel Kwame Ntim-Adu introduced WISHH to Asante-Dartey, who joined the trade team this past week.
“What WISHH has shown me has been an eye-opener,” noted Asante-Dartey. “From training on new technology, efficiency in production and management to the science behind the quality of flocks, what WISHH has shown us will be crucial to the development of the value-chain in Ghana.”