Soybean

In SSA, soybean is a cash crop (Rusike et al. 2013). About a third is consumed as food and two-thirds is processed, mostly into edible oil, cake for feed, or processed into flour (Birthal et al. 2010).  Nigeria is the biggest producer and exporter of the crop (Abate et al. 2012). In Nigeria, 51% of soybean is sold (Rusike et al. 2013), about 53% of the produce is used for oil while 41% is used for domestic consumption and 6% for processed food products (USDA 2011). Soybean cake is used for livestock feed in both WCA and ESA (Rusike et al. 2013). Both Nigeria and Kenya import soybean cake to make livestock feed (Ibid.).

CURRENT USES

Non-market Domestic market Export market
Subsistence Fuelwood Fodder Food/food  processing Feed Alcohol
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IMPORTANT TRAITS NEEDED TO MEET ENVIRONMENTAL STRESSES AND END USES

Societal Resistance to environmental stresses End uses
Nutrition and health Biotic Abiotic Market Non-market
  Drought (early maturity) Yield, indigenous inoculation, oil content
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