By Rosemary Tukundane
Soybean is the most nutritious crop in the world containing 40% protein and 20% oil both of which are vital in human and animal diet.
Soybean contains at least 100% more proteins that is well balanced than any other crop and yields 5-10 times more protein per unit area than other crops.
Nsubuga Charles the managing director Sesaco Limited and a farmer of soybean has been in this business of adding value to soybean seeds for 21 years.
In his interview at the Vision group Harvest money Expo at kololo airstrip , he said that soybean is a dairy cow since it produces the same products like milk cows do for example milk, meat, yoghurt and ice cream.
He added that with the right crop varieties, a farmer doesn’t have to regret not keeping dairy cows on his farm, professor Phinehas Tukamuhabwa of Makerere University of Agriculture Research institute said that the following are the right varieties on market on boost productivity of soybean in Uganda ,Maksoy 1N, 2N, 3N, 4N, 5N and Namsoy 4N.
Nsubuga added that soybean with white eyes makes much more money than that with black eyes, therefore farmers doing soybean farming as a business should target growing the crop with white eyes.
‘’Soybean is a golden , miracle and amazing crop in most countries that do value addition like Netherlands, therefore farmers in this business should aim at making milk and milk products out of the crop than exporting it to other countries that benefit more than us the original farmers,’’ Nsubuga added
‘’The crop can be planted by any one , from anywhere but a farmer benefits only when they have exposure to the crop, getting the right information from experts like world initiative for farm and world farm field,’’ Nsubuga added.
He continued that people should stop thinking that only coffee has good taste but soybean makes good milk tea, dairy products and contains calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron. Get all minerals from just one cup of soybean seed.
‘’Soybean is a great source of national and animal feed in the country and it is good for women who want to lose weight.
Nsubuga called upon farmers all over the country to grow soybean with whites and sell to him, he is the immediate market for the crop.