Trade is fundamental to global food security through the supply of affordable, high-quality diets. Local production often does not meet demand so trade is essential to the availability of healthy, nutritious foods.
The American Soybean Association’s WISHH Program connected trade and development to spawn a fish feed manufacturing sector in Pakistan. WISHH’s U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded project featured Kansas State University expertise to double tilapia growth rates, benefitting Pakistani farmers and consumers.
U.S. programs like Pakistani aquaculture development, along with P.L 480 and McGovern-Dole Food for Education, are critical to food and economic security.
– Kurt Maurath, Committee Member, American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health Program and Chairman, Kansas Soybean Commission