ASA/WISHH International Partners Shine at Global Food Security Dialogue

Dec 21, 2023

ASA’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health program recently highlighted its collaboration with international strategic partners, emphasizing the role of U.S. soy in global food security. Supported by the United Soybean Board, WISHH's Take Action for Global Food Security dialogue, "We Build Markets Together," took place at the U.S. Naval Academy on December 13-14. Attendees included representatives from the United Nations Rome-based agencies, U.S. food and agriculture organizations, academic leaders, and the private sector.

WISHH Chair Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare moderated a panel featuring WISHH’s international partners from the Dominican Republic, Pakistan, and Ghana. The panel included CTC Group Technical Sales Director Elsy Alvarez, Fulbright Scholar and Associate Professor at Lahore College for Women University Shafaq Fatima, Ph.D., Yedent CEO Samuel Kwame Ntim-Adu, and Rockland Poultry Farms CEO Edith Wheatland.

The panelists discussed their extensive work with WISHH and highlighted the vital role of U.S. soy in product development and its connection to global food security.

“ASA/WISHH has done so much to boost aquaculture, particularly for women, in Pakistan, and that also means a pipeline for U.S. soy,” said Dr. Fatima.

WISHH’s FEEDing Pakistan project collaborated with the university sector to enhance the capacity, productivity, and quality of Pakistani aquaculture, focusing on high-quality fish feed produced with U.S. soy. Dr. Fatima emphasized the importance of the training she received under the program in developing her academic skills.

“I learned so many skills from the numerous trainings,” she added.

Alvarez noted that WISHH has exposed her company to various ways soy can contribute to creating new products. The CTC Group projects to feed over 20 million people across Latin America.