GEJWM1   1500  -  0 
GEJWM2   1340  -  0 
GEJWM3   1480  -  0 
GEJWM4   1380  -  0 
GEJYM2   1340  -  0 
GEJYM3   1400  -  0 
GKUWM1   1480  -  0 
GKUWM2   1440  -  0 
GKUWM3   1250  -  0 
GKUWM4   1100  -  0 
GKUYM1   1480  -  0 
GKUYM3   1180  -  0 
GKUYM4   1080  -  0 
GSAWM1   1340  -  0 
GSAWM2   1340  -  0 
GSAWSS4   5400  -  0 
GSAYM1   1340  -  0 
GTAWM2   1340  -  0 
GTAWM3   1384  -  0 
GTAWSO4   1500  -  0 
GTAYM1   1480  -  0 
GTAYM2   1350  -  0 
GTAYSB1   1800  -  0 
GTAYSB2   2275  -  0 
GWAWM1   1340  -  0 
GWAWM2   1340  -  0 
GWAWM3   1400  -  0 
GWAYM1   1479  -  0 
GWAYM2   1340  -  0 
GWAYSB1   2400  -  0 
GWEWM1   1340  -  0 
GWEWM2   1340  -  0 
GWEWM4   1040  -  0 
GWEYM1   1340  -  0 
GWEYM2   1340  -  0 
    

Commodities | Ghana Commodity Exchange

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 SOYA BEAN

The soya bean is a species of legume native to East Asia, widely grown for its edible bean which has numerous uses. Soya beans were a crucial crop in East Asia long before written records began. One of the many uses of soya beans is fat-free soya bean meal which is a significant and cheap source of protein for animal feeds and many packaged meals. Also, soya bean products, such as textured vegetable protein are ingredients in many meat and dairy substitutes.

The United States, Brazil and Argentina are the world's largest soybean producers and represent more than 80% of global soybean production. The growth in soy demand in the last decade is mainly due to the prioritization of biodiesel production, specifically in the United States and the EU, and rapid economic growth in Asia where rising incomes are resulting in expanded consumption of animal protein (fed by soybean meal) and vegetable oils.

Soya beans first arrived in Africa via Egypt in 1857 and found its way to Ghana around 1910. Farmers in the Northern sector of the country, who mainly grow soy as a cash crop, generate about 70 percent of Ghana’s soya bean produce.

In Ghana, a number of varieties as well as differing grades of soya bean can be found. One way these varieties are denoted is by the colour of the beans – soya beans are usually yellow but in some instances could be green or brown instead. While African markets remain very small in the global soy trade, an interesting opportunity exists for Africa to expand production to meet its own growing regional demand. Rising incomes in African urban markets are driving increased consumption of animal protein and higher-quality vegetable oils, which is where Brazil’s soybean industry started not long ago.

Global prices for soya bean have generally been strong for the past few seasons, although there has been some variation due to the recent tight global demand and supply situation.

 


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