ASA/WISHH’s FEEDing Pakistan Lays Foundation for $150 Million World Bank Aquaculture Investment

WISHH’s USDA-funded FEEDing Pakistan project laid the foundation for a new $150 million World Bank investment in Pakistan’s aquaculture sector, which will further drive demand for soy protein in Pakistan’s growing fish feed industry. “The results achieved through ASA/WISHH’s FEEDing Pakistan aquaculture project helped convince the World Bank to invest $150 million into the aquaculture … Read More »

CAST Cambodia Team Visits Tilapia Hatchery

ASA’s Commercialization of Aquaculture for Sustainable Trade (CAST) Cambodia project, funded by the USDA’s Food for Progress Program, is undertaking some preliminary work in Cambodia.  Chief of Party Jim Hershey has been in Cambodia this month talking to stakeholders and eventual partners as this five-year project gets underway. CAST Cambodia will work with commercial freshwater … Read More »

El Salvador Evaluates New U.S. Soy Recipes for School Meals

WISHH’s work in Central America and U.S.-based trainings have prompted El Salvador’s Ministry of Education and a non-governmental organization to evaluate three new recipes made with U.S. soy and corn for the country’s school meal program that feeds 1.2 million children. A long-time WISHH supply chain partner company based in Guatemala, the Alimentos, S.A. company, … Read More »

ASA/WISHH Conducts Soy Food Activities in Sri Lanka

ASA/WISHH conducted several activities in Sri Lanka in late October to encourage the use of soy proteins in human food products. The activities, funded by USDA’s Emerging Markets Program (EMP), are helping U.S. companies increase their exports to the growing Sri Lankan market. The highlight of the month’s activities was the Human Food Conference, where … Read More »

ASA/WISHH Hosts Animal Feed Week Events in Cambodia

ASA/WISHH recently organized several animal feed activities in Cambodia. U.S. soybean and soybean meal exports to Cambodia grew from zero in 2010, to over 52,000 MT in marketing year 2017. U.S. soy exports are expected to continue to grow to Cambodia given a growing population and growing economy, which lead to an increasing demand for … Read More »

Hershey Retires & Accepts Cambodia Post/Hare is New WISHH Executive Director

Jim Hershey concluded 26 years of regional and global market development leadership when he retired as WISHH executive director on Oct. 19. Hershey has accepted the assignment to be ASA/WISHH’s Chief of Party (CoP) for the newly launched USDA Food for Progress-funded CAST project in Cambodia. Effective Oct. 22, Liz Hare took the reins as … Read More »

ASA/WISHH follows up on food grade soybeans with Myanmar

ASA/WISHH is in North Dakota this week, learning more about the growing and handling of food grade soybeans, the contracting process and meeting with U.S. exporters. Rick Chase, ASA/WISHH’s in-country representative for Myanmar, is attending the course at the Northern Crops Institute (NCI) and will use the content to follow-up with Myanmar soymilk and tofu … Read More »

Nigerian business buys U.S. soybeans for food oil, poultry feed

WISHH staff recently confirmed the purchase of 31,000 MT of U.S. soybeans by the Nigerian agribusiness Agboola Farms Ltd. The product will be utilized as meal for the poultry industry and oil for the local food industry. Tola Johnson, of Agboola Farms Ltd., indicated that the product has been well received by her customers and … Read More »

Feed Course Promotes U.S. Soy to Nigeria, Cambodia Buyers

A group of feed millers, animal nutritionists, ingredient buyers, and others from Cambodia and Nigeria gained a better understanding of soy utilization and instructions on purchasing U.S. ingredients during a recent ­­feed manufacturing course hosted by the American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH), in collaboration with Northern Crops Institute … Read More »

ASA’s WISHH to Launch Aqua Feed Program in Cambodia

The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) WISHH Program is building on its successful track record in aquaculture development by launching the Commercialization of Aquaculture for Sustainable Trade (CAST) – Cambodia. CAST will connect trade and development by accelerating production of high-demand fish species for the Cambodian market and developing a lasting aquaculture industry that recognizes the … Read More »