The global soybean revolution is under way, and the development community recognizes the potential for soybean technologies to raise incomes and reduce malnutrition.
Soybean has been the fastest growing broad land crop for the last 20 years as farmers attempt to meet the rising demand for a variety of feed, food, and industrial products. However, soybean is a new crop for much of the developing world so researchers, extensionists, private industry, NGOs, contractors, and producers require technical guidance to inform their decision-making.
Soybeans are an excellent source of energy, protein and micronutrients. Due to its high nutrient content and affordable cost, the addition of soy into diets can bring sustainable benefits to the health of malnourished populations.