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The mission of Soybean Innovation Lab is to provide researchers, extensionists, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and funders operating across the entire value chain the critical information and technology needed for successful soybean development.

We focus our efforts on four key research pillars that comprise the essential components of sustained production, improved livestock and household nutrition and sustainable market linkages for soybean development:

  • Pillar I: Genetic Improvement
  • Pillar II: Crop Productivity and Quality
  • Pillar III: Nutrition (Livestock and Human)
  • Pillar IV: Value Chains & Socio-Economic Research

To accomplish our mission the Soybean Innovation Lab brings together leading United States and African soybean researchers, both natural and social scientists, to provide a sound research foundation to achieve the development to commercialization process of soybean in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Our approach is to listen and understand the needs of soybean practitioners, and then design activities that provide the answers that lead to success. Our technical experts cross the entire soybean value chain from germplasm management, seed systems and agronomic practice to storage, processing, nutrition, and value chain economics.