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SIL experts and partners are involved in a number of initiatives and programs designed to improve production and utilization of soybean in Sub-Saharan Africa. SIL’s new podcast series, SoyBytes, offers an inside look at SIL innovations and technologies, direct from the experts themselves.

Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index with Soybean Modules with Dr. Kathleen Ragsdale and Dr. Mary Read-Wahidi 

Drs. Ragsdale and Read-Wahidi lead SIL’s Socioeconomic and Gender Equity Research team. In this SoyByte, they discuss the results they gleaned from SIL’s work with the WEAI+, or the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index with added soybean modules. 

Complementary and Weaning Foods for Africa with Dr. Juan Andrade 

Dr. Juan Andrade is SIL prinicipal investigator for the Utilization for Human Nutrition Research Program. In this episode he discusses how soy can be included in complementary foods for infants and young children in many parts of Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Mechanization for Sub-Saharan Africa with Dr. Kerry Clark 

Dr. Kerry Clark is the lead for SIL’s Mechanization Network. Dr. Clark discusses the impact of threshers and small-scale, locally-produced mechanization for smallholder farmers. 

SIL Breeding Programs and Research with Dr. Brian Diers 

Dr. Brian Diers is SIL's Co-Principal Investigator of the Soybean Innovation Lab (SIL) Plant Breeding & Germplasm research area. Dr. Diers discusses the goals of SIL's breeding programs.