WISHH will be sending 19MT of TVP™ from ADM to RCI as part of the Quality Samples Program, funded by the USDA.The American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA/WISHH) program’s Regional Director—Africa, Josh Neiderman, was in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (RCI) this week with the WISHH French Speaking Africa consultant Mamadou Bousso for discussions with the local government’s bureau that buys food for the Ivorian government’s school lunch program. The Ivorian government is interested in textured soy flour as a replacement for the canned sardines and other expensive protein sources they use currently.WISHH is sending a container with 19 MT of TVP™ from ADM, the winning bidder in a recent Quality Samples Program (QSP) tender and the team was planning the technical training activities to be conducted by personnel from the National Soybean Research Laboratory (UIUC). The USDA provided the funds for the sample program and the preliminary planning trip by Neiderman and Bousso. The RCI provides a daily lunch to over half a million children each day. Analysts estimate that their need for textured soy flour will approach 1,000 tons.