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The Soybean Innovation Lab holds in-person and online events throughout the year bringing together research institutions, the private sector, development organizations, and extension and government agencies to share the latest innovations, knowledge and technologies underway to support soy production in tropical environments.

Featured Recent Events

 

Soy Food School Lunch Catering Training

On October, 20th, SIL, as part of its research to promote soy production for human nutrition, and in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and the Ghana School Feeding Program (GSFP) and other partners organized a one-day Soy Food School Lunch Caterer Training. The Soy Food School Lunch Caterer Training is an event for selected caterers and administrators of the National School Feeding Program. It instructs caterers on soy recipes for school lunches.

   

The 2nd Annual Ghana Soy Food Bazaar

On October 18th, SIL will host the second annual Ghana Soy Food Bazaar in Tamale, Ghana, in collaboration with Catholic Relief Services (CRS). This year’s Bazaar promotes the integration of soy into the Ghanaian National School Feeding Program and the Ghana Tourism Authority’s “See Ghana, Eat Ghana, Wear Ghana, Feel Ghana” campaign. Participants will taste locally produced soy foods, interact with soy food entrepreneurs, and see soy food cooking demonstrations.

   

The 3rd Annual Ghana Soybean Kick-Off Event

On October 16th, SIL will host the 3rd Annual Ghana Soybean Kick-Off Event in collaboration with the Savanna Agricultural Research Institute. The Kick-Off brings together soybean production stakeholders in Ghana to showcase innovations and technologies to improve soybean yields. Attendees will tour the SIL SMART Farm, interact with regional input suppliers and soybean industry buyers and discuss issues related to soil fertility, pesticide management, and grain quality. 

   

The Ethiopia Soy Food Bazaar

On October 11th, SIL hosted the first Ethiopia Soy Food Bazaar in Addis Ababa, in collaboration with the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR). The Bazaar brought together soy food producers, processors, nutritionists, advocacy groups, and government officials from across Ethiopia to showcase the importance and versatility of soy in Ethiopian diets and the role of soy in fighting malnutrition. 

   

The Ethiopia Soybean Kick-Off Event

On October 9th, SIL hosted the first Ethiopia Soybean Kick-Off Event at the Jimma Agricultural Research Center (JARC) in collaboration with the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR).  The Ethiopia Soybean Kick-Off Event brought together researchers, agricultural development organizations, extension agents, and private industry to showcase new technologies and innovations to help improve soybean yields in Ethiopia. 

 

2017 Events

10/20/2017 Soy Food School Lunch Catering Training

•  10/18/2017 The 2nd Annual Ghana Soy Food Bazaar

10/16/2017 The 3rd Annual Ghana Soybean Kick-Off Event

10/11/2017 The Ethiopia Soy Food Bazaar

• 10/9/2017 The Ethiopia Soybean Kick-Off Event

• 9/27/2017 Field Guide to African Soybean Pest and Diseases Webinar

9/20/2017 Implementation and Evaluation of Appropriate Scale Technologies for Sustainable Intensification

8/2/2017 Improving Mechanization for African Smallholder Farmers: CleBer LLC and the Oggun Tractor

7/6/2017 Improving Mechanization for African Smallholder Farmers - Part Three

• 6/15/2017 Variety Trialing Network Webinar Series: Establishing the Network

6/6/17 Economic Development and Mechanization in Africa

5/26/17 Strengthening the Demand for Soy: Marketing Techniques for Soy Dairies

5/3/17 Improving Mechanization for African Smallholder Farmers

• 4/3/17-4/4/17 Third Annual Food Security Symposium: Commercial Agriculture in the Tropical Environments

3/15/17 Soybean, a New Technology for Development, A Center for African Studies Brown Bag Series Event

1/9/17 Hygienic Practices for Food Safety in Small & Medium-Size Businesses

 

2016 Events

10/21/16 Soy Food Bazaar: The Role of Soy in Ghanaian Cuisine

10/18/16 Second Annual Soybean Kick-off Event: Showcasing Research-for-Development in Action

10/13/16 World Food Prize Event: Crop Intensification in the Tropics

• 9/29/16 Packaging Techniques to Improve Soy Food Shelf Life

• 9/2/16 Soybean Expansion in the Tropics - 2016 AAEA Meeting, Boston, MA

7/28/16 Meet the Next Generation of African Plant Breeders

• 7/7/16 2016 Bi-Annual Meeting of Ghana Partners

5/27/16 Building the Network of Soy Dairy Processing Enterprises

 

2015 Events

• Low-Latitude Soybean Adaptation

 

2014 Events

• USAID Tropical Soybean for Development Workshop