U.S. Soy Grower Leaders, Moroccan Professionals Attend Launch of USSEC Soy Excellence Center, 1st Aquaculture Production Training in Egypt
Two leading Moroccan marine and fresh water fish producers participated in USSEC’s inaugural aquaculture Production Training held at WorldFish – Soy Excellence Center in Egypt from September 22 to 27. The program started with the launch of the first USSEC Soy Excellence Center, based in Egypt.
At the opening ceremony, Lewis Bainbridge, United Soybean Board (USB) past chairman; Stan Born, USSEC and American Soybean Board (ASA) director; and USB chairman Keith Tapp highlighted the sustainability of the U.S. soybean sector, discussing how they work to supply quality soybean products to their customers worldwide.
USSEC CEO Jim Sutter and Regional Director – EU/Middle East North Africa (MENA) Babb Brent emphasized the importance of trade partnership and the growing importance of MENA markets headed by Egyptian demand.
Although the main driver of soybean meal demand remains poultry, Morocco’s aquaculture sector sees several projects emerging on both the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts. Attendance at technical conferences helps expand knowledge on the use of soybean products in different fish feed to improve overall operations efficiency and fish producers’ returns.
USSEC’s efforts contribute to market expansion through diversification helping sustain demand for U.S. soybeans on sound and sustainable grounds in an emerging aquaculture sector.