Ambassador Haas toured the Meghna Group soy crushing facility in Narayanganj with the U.S. Soybean Export Council.
Dhaka, February 28, 2023 — U.S. Ambassador Peter Haas, accompanied by the U.S. Soybean Export Council, visited the Meghna Group soy crushing facility in Narayanganj to learn more about demand for U.S. agricultural products in Bangladesh. Ambassador Haas toured the Meghna facility, from the loading docks to the soy oil production center. He discussed the importance of agricultural trade to promote food security, economic growth, and environmental sustainability in Bangladesh with Meghna Group leadership and the plant managers.
Meghna Group is the first Bangladeshi company to import U.S. Soy Sustainability Assurance Protocol (SSAP) soybeans. The SSAP is a program that allows third parties to audit soybean farms to ensure their practices are environmentally sustainable. Ninety-five percent of U.S. soybean producers partner with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to create and implement conservation programs in accordance with the SSAP.
In 2022, Bangladesh imported $912 million of U.S. agricultural products, including $350 million of high-quality U.S. soybeans. More information about U.S. agriculture in Bangladesh is available at https://www.fas.usda.gov/regions/bangladesh