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Soy Australia

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About Soy Australia

To capitalise and further advance the development and growth of the Australian soybean industry, Soy Australia has been established as a joint venture between the three regional soybean organisations Northern Australia Soybean Industry (NASIA), North Coast oilseed growers association (NCOGA) and the Riverina Soybean Growers Association (RSGA) to promote the interests and development of the Australian industry. Soy Australia aims to become the national voice for all sectors of the Australian soybean industry including breeders, growers, processors and end-users.

Soy Australia envisages the soybean industry will grow in value and volume and that this will be achieved through shifting the focus of soybean breeding, production and marketing to culinary bean products, specialty oils and premium soy products. Success will require a reliable source, an intimate understanding of the market and its required product portfolio, and the development of a close relationship within all sectors of the supply chain.

A key activity of Soy Australia is to work in partnership with the members of the National Soybean Breeding Program (NSIP) and its commercial partners to develop new varieties that will benefit all sectors of the soybean supply chain. The key objectives of the NSIP are to:

  • Assist the industry to reach its full potential by developing soybean varieties with wider adaption, regionally targeted fitness, yield and agronomic traits.
  • Combine these traits with end-user requirements, including the higher value culinary markets.

Develop improved linkages with commercial partners and the wider soybean industry.