WISHH Perspectives

ASA/WISHH & USB Support Aquaculture Programs in Africa

See why there is a waiting list for aquaculture trainings offered by ASA’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health program at Flosell Farms in Ghana. In a new video, WISHH highlights why the real-world internship experience is part of its global aquaculture strategy that promotes sustainable feeds for fish. Additionally, WISHH’s United Soybean Board-supported program offers leadership as well as practical skills for careers that contribute to global food security. By 2030, young Africans are expected to constitute 42% of global youth. Such growth drives demand for protein and offers careers for the interns who plan for long-term ties with WISHH as a result of their internship.

WISHH’s successful training program is ongoing. In July, WISHH trained 50 fish farmers from throughout Ghana and Nigeria. The farmers received training in financial management, record keeping, and business planning. These basic skills allow farmers to improve their financial decision making and ensure greater success when submitting loans to expand their business. WISHH leveraged support from USDA Agricultural Trade Promotion funding to hold the trainings.

WISHH remains at the forefront of a growing industry in Africa that could yield increased demand for soybean meal and fish feed.

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WISHH’s Craig Williams Speaks at Purdue Food Security Roundtable

WISHH Secretary Craig Williams described how U.S. soy is a protein powerhouse during his featured remarks at a global food security roundtable that brought Indiana’s top agriculture leaders to Purdue University on September 6. The Eleanor Crook Foundation partnered with

ASA Confirms New WISHH Executive Committee

American Soybean Association President Brad Doyle has confirmed the election of ASA’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health Program officers and committee members for the upcoming year. Officers are Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare (ASA-IL) who will serve as Chair, Morey Hill