Current Program Highlights

Cambodian Aquaculturist Association Leads Again!
ASA/WISHH Partners with Purdue University to Train Entrepreneurs on Business Planning
WISHH Releases New 5-Year Strategic Plan

2020 Global Food Security Index Highlights Significance of WISHH Strategies

A new Corteva-sponsored global food security report reinforces the importance of WISHH’s work to connect trade and development. On February 23, the Economist Intelligence Unit released its ninth annual Global Food Security Index, which measures the underlying drivers of food security in 113 countries,

Hybrid Meats Containing Soy have Broad Appeal

Hybrid meats, including those that contain soy, may appeal to both flexitarians and meat eaters. A recent New York Times article highlighted the high prevalence of vegetarianism in Brazil, a country known for its meat consumption. According to a recent survey,

New U.S. Dietary Guidelines Recommend Inclusion of Soyfoods

The recently released 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans set forth recommendations to “make every bite count.” Consumption of soyfoods is recommended throughout the new guidelines. The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines encourage healthy eating, which focuses on meeting nutritional needs throughout all stages of life, with a dietary

ASA/WISHH CAST-Cambodia Partners Sign MOU for Aquaculture Financing

ASA/WISHH’s Commercialization of Aquaculture for Sustainable Trade-(CAST) Cambodia project subcontractor, World Vision, is supporting more financing for Cambodian aquaculture through a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) with AMK Microfinance. ASA/WISHH representatives joined World Vision Operation Director Vireak Leng and AMK

WISHH Leads Nigerian Aquaculture Trials

WISHH’s water exchange trials in Ibadan, Nigeria are laying the foundation for future feed demand in West African aquaculture enterprises. Local industry supported the trials with donated feed, suitable land to serve as the trial site, and advanced juvenile catfish.

Cambodia’s Ag Minister Congratulates U.S. Soy Customer Feed Mill

His Excellency Veng Sakhon, Cambodia’s Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, witnessed manufacturing of U.S. soy-based feeds on January 5 during a tour of an ASA/WISHH strategic partner’s feed mill in Cambodia. The Minister applauded AgriMaster’s accomplishments as Cambodia’s first

CAST Launches First Financial Services Partnership Designed for Cambodian Aquaculture

ASA/WISHH’s Commercialization of Aquaculture for Sustainable Trade-Cambodia (CAST) project announced a groundbreaking financial services partnership with Chamroeun Microfinance. CAST partner World Vision leads the initiative that will establish the first financial services program specifically designed for Cambodian aquaculture, creating new

WISHH Releases Resilience Report on 2020 Results

WISHH and its strategic partners faced unprecedented challenges to connect trade and development across global market systems in 2020. Despite COVID-19, travel bans, and Cambodia’s floods, WISHH worked to build market systems that can meet the rising demand for protein

New Cambodian Aquaculturist Association Catches National Media Coverage

The ASA/WISHH-supported Cambodian Aquaculturist Association (CAA) is growing in stature, including capturing widespread attention from major Cambodian media outlets as well as social media. Launched on September 22, the young association has already enrolled 163 members of the aquaculture sector.

Cambodian Aquaculturist Association Offers Flood Relief Support

The ASA/WISHH-supported Cambodian Aquaculturist Association (CAA) is working with hatcheries and other members with operations flooded by recent daily rain downpours; at least 10 CAA members are affected, and one member’s hatchery was completely flooded. Widespread flooding has impacted as

Mini-Documentary: Inspiring Food & Feed Entrepreneur Shares Insights

To inspire and inform entrepreneurs in developing countries, ASA/WISHH commemorates World Food Day by sharing insights from a WISHH strategic partner who is a leader in real-world resilience during COVID-19. WISHH’s new mini documentary features Samuel Kwame Ntim-Adu, the CEO

WISHH Will Put Soy on Center Stage in Aquafeeds in Africa Webinar

ASA/WISHH is delivering expert information on the role of soy in feeds through an October 22 webinar organized by the Aquaculture Africa Magazine. The publication recognizes aquafeeds are a major constraint to aquaculture development on the African continent and reports

Ghana’s Cracking Good News for World Egg Day

WISHH’s new egg consumption survey finds record numbers of Ghanaians are benefiting from eggs. What’s more, 73% of people who had heard our Ghana National Egg Campaign messages report the information positively changed their perceptions about eggs and their nutritional

WISHH Finds Potential for Soy Protein Demand in Sri Lanka & Cambodia

Cambodia and Sri Lanka offer potential for U.S. soy trade finds WISHH’s USDA-funded market assessments. Such assessments offer important stage-one insights for WISHH’s USB-funded Mobilizing Entrepreneurs to Expand U.S. Soy Utilization in Developing and Emerging Markets initiative. Based on 20

WISHH Webinars Set Stage for Improved Feed and Food in 15 Countries

ASA/WISHH’s three-part webinar series attracted 150 entrepreneurs non-governmental and government representatives from 15 countries, ranging from Sri Lanka to Nigeria to Guatemala. Hosted virtually on August 18-20, the webinars offered an important foundation of knowledge as well as feedback for

ASA: 5 Big Reasons Why WISHH’s Work Matters Right Now

St. Louis. Aug. 12, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic makes 2020 a year of unprecedented challenges in global food supply chains. Even so, big trends in five new reports demonstrate the untapped potential that the American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for

ASA Confirms U.S. Soybean Growers to Lead WISHH in 2020-21

St. Louis. August 11, 2020. American Soybean Association (ASA) President Bill Gordon has confirmed the election of ASA’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) officers and committee members for 2020-2021. Officers are Chairman Gerry Hayden (KY), Vice Chair Roberta

WISHH Field Day Showcases Cambodia’s First In-Pond Aquaculture Raceway

Cambodian fish farmers, government officials and university staff are all gaining new insights into soy-based feeds and more at WISHH’s field day paired with expert technical assistance at Cambodia’s first in-pond aquaculture raceway. More than 100 key Cambodian aquaculture leaders,

WISHH Webinars Offer Expert Insights to Boost Business Resilience

WISHH announces a three-part webinar series that will offer insights and ideas to entrepreneurs for feeds as well as soyfoods in emerging market and developing countries. The webinars feature three internationally recognized experts who will advise WISHH strategic partners on

Global Aquaculture Academy launches in-pond raceway system (IPRS) course

The Global Aquaculture Academy has officially launched a new online course outlining the implementation process of in-pond raceway systems (IPRS) for pond aquaculture cultivation, as well as the technology’s benefits, equipment needed, production figures, and more. The course is comprised of a series of

WISHH’s USB Initiative Speeds Protein Progress in Emerging Markets

There’s no simple one-size-fits-all solution to overcome the obstacles to connecting supply chains that will support lasting trade relationships between the U.S. soy industry and developing and emerging markets. That’s why WISHH used its 20 years of experience to design

AMPLIFIES Ghana Launching 3rd Egg Consumption Survey

WISHH’s AMPLIFIES project is launching the third iteration of a survey to measure the household consumption of eggs in Ghana. AMPLIFIES is a U.S. Department of Agriculture Food for Progress-funded project. Increased protein consumption is a vital part of WISHH’s

WISHH’s AMPLIFIES Ghana Partner Progresses During COVID-19

Sesi Technologies Ltd, a strategic partner in WISHH’s USDA Food for Progress project in Ghana, exemplifies the resilience of WISHH partners to continue progress at the same time they take action to prevent COVID-19 exposures. CEO Isaac Sesi has updated

WISHH Develops African Aquaculture Feed Sectors

WISHH continues to drive demand for soy by supporting the growth of the aquaculture industries in Ghana, Senegal and Kenya. Early this year, WISHH sent technical experts to these African countries to advise on farm management, fish health, and feed

WISHH Assists Strategic Partners in Adapting to COVID-19

WISHH is working to help soy supply chain and other strategic partners adapt to obstacles presented by COVID-19 to ensure food and feed operations remain resilient. Many of WISHH’s strategic partners are recognized as essential operations by their governments in

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