Source: PAEPARD FEED
The soybean Consortium of Benin (CSB) is a multi-actor platform created in 2011 by a group of actors involved in promoting soybean sector with the technical and financial support from the Platform for African-European Partnership on Agricultural Research for Development (PAEPARD II) (www. paepard.org).
PAEPARD supported CSB and its partners RUFORUM (www. ruforum.org) and ICRA (http://www. icra-edu.org) by organizing a writing workshop in Entebbe/Uganda in order to respond to the call for proposals, Food& Business Applied Research Fund (ARF), of NWO/ WOTRO (The Netherlands) (http://www.nwo.nl/en). This writing workshop equipped CSB members with skills to write and submit the project entitled Matching grain quality attributes to the requirements of soybean processors in Benin (ProSeSS), which was selected by the selection committee because of its quality, but also the significant impact it will have on the actors of the soybean sector in Benin.
ProSeSS aims to promote the production and use of seeds of good quality through the elaboration of a strategic plan for the soybean seed subsector and provide actors of the sector with a range of soybean varieties adapted to different end-products (cheese, afitin, milk, oil, cake, cookie, etc.). Added to ongoing projects such as Project Soybean, Afitin, Milk (ProSAM) of CRF/ PAEPARD, Soybean Seeds Project (ProSeSS) willcontribute to the development of soybean valuechains in Benin.