Brand Arena: Premier Agribusiness Academy Partner USSOY, NIAS, Others on Soybean Value Chain in Nigeria

Premier Agribusiness Academy (PAA), a renowned agribusiness training institute in Nigeria has reiterated its commitment towards the development of soybean production through its strategic partnership with USSOY, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Federal Ministry of Health, Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN), Nigerian Soybean Association (NSA), Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN), Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS), International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and other critical stakeholders across the soybean value chain.

The Director-General of Premier Agribusiness Academy, Mr. Toromade Francis made this known during its first Nigerian Soy Excellence Centre (SEC) advisory council meeting which held at Protea Hotel, Lagos on the 24th of September, 2020.
Toromade explained that the country is challenged with high protein deficiency amongst both children and adults especially under-five children, adolescent girls, and women of reproductive age which results in malnutrition and other health hazards like stunted growth, underweight as well as infections.
While making reference to a research conducted in the United States of America, Toromade pointed out that, an average Nigerian consumes only 1kg of soybean per year whereas in the United States, its 55kg per person per year which could explain the difference in life expectancy.

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