ASA/WISHH in Cambodia for Trade Servicing Activities

ASA/WISHH Executive Director Jim Hershey and Asia Division Director Alan F. Poock are currently in Cambodia for trade servicing activities and to start the EMP funded animal feed activities.

Poock and Hershey met with Mr. Chea Rady of Medivet, who was a trade team member that visited Iowa and the Global Trade Exchange in August.  Medivet currently  buys U.S. whole soybeans that are extruded into full-fat soybean meal for pig starter feed.

The team also met with the Royal University of Agriculture on collaboration for the upcoming animal feed activities.  ASA/WISHH has received USDA/FAS Emerging Markets Program funding to implement poultry and swine feeding demonstrations, a feed conference, technical assistance and a trade team to the U.S

After Cambodia, Poock and Hershey travelled to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to meet with USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Senior Attaché Gerald Smith which covers Cambodia. They discussed long term market development and opportunities in animal agriculture and aquaculture.

Funding for this trip is provided by the Iowa Soybean Association and FAS’s Market Access Program.