Ghanaian Poultry Farmer Purchases U.S. Soybean Meal

May 02, 2019

Ghanaian poultry farm owner, Catherine Osei-Tutu (second from right) purchased 100 metric tons of U.S. soybean meal as a result of participating in WISHH trade teams (shown here) to the International Production and Processing Expo in Georgia. WISHH leveraged QSSB investments with USDA funds for trade teams and other market development initiatives.

Catherine Osei-Tutu, the owner of a 7,000-bird poultry farm in Ghana, made her first purchase of U.S. soy as a result of WISHH technical assistance and introductions to the U.S. soybean industry. She has purchased 100 MT of U.S. soybean meal as a direct result of attending the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in Georgia.

Using USDA Foreign Agricultural Service program funds, WISHH sponsored Catherine’s registration to IPPE in 2018 and 2019. WISHH’s introductions allowed Catherine to start initial conversations with industry in 2018 and complete the order following the expo. Her attendance to IPPE in 2019 allowed for continued industry networking for future transactions. Osei-Tutu is also an active participant in the ASA/WISHH AMPLIFIES project egg campaign activities, as well as technical training on feed inputs to improve her operation. She is currently the vice chairman for Women in Poultry Value Chain in Ghana.