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Soybean Processors Association of India

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The Soybean Processors Association of India(SOPA)
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SOPA logo
AbbreviationSOPA
FormationNovember 9, 1979; 41 years ago (1979-11-09)[1]
Founded atIndore
Registration no.1559[1]
Location
  • Scheme No. 53,
    Near Malviya Nagar,
    A.B. Road, INDORE MP 452008 IN [1]
Coordinates22°45′04″N 75°54′17″E / 22.751245°N 75.904640°E / 22.751245; 75.904640
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Membership
117[1]
Chairman
Dr. Davish Jain
Websitehttp://www.sopa.org

The Soybean Processors Association of India (SOPA) represents the interests of soybean processors, farmers, exporters and brokers in India, and acts as an interface between industry, government and other relevant stakeholders on policy issues and initiatives.[2][3] It is authorized by the Government of India to issue Certificates of Origin for the products of exports and also authorized to issue recommendations for visas. SOPA has R&D center for soybean and soybean products. It also helps in export promotion by providing the latest information from international and national markets. SOPA also publishes a monthly journal, SOPA Digest, to disseminate the information about research, agricultural news and economic reviews on soy industry.[4]

As Indian soybean exports have dropped dramatically from 4.484 million tonnes in 2013 to 250,000 tonnes in 2016, SOPA's chairman, Davish Jain, blames increasing imports of soybean products as the primary cause; he and SOPA allege that this has led to the ruin of farmers' livelihoods as prices drop, as well as posing a potential risk to India's economic prosperity.[5] However, others blame drought for the decline in soybean production.[6]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "The Soybean Processors Association of India". ZaubaCorp. Zauba Technologies & Data Services Private Ltd. 9 February 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  2. "Empiric of Soybeans" (PDF).
  3. "Product Profiles of SOYAMEAL". agriexchange.apeda.gov.in. Retrieved 2017-07-27.
  4. William Shurtleff; Akiko Aoyagi. History of Soybeans and Soyfoods in South Asia / Indian Subcontinent (1656-2010). ISBN 1928914314. Retrieved 2017-07-27. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  5. Damodaran, Harish (28 July 2016). "The bean that has once been". The Indian Express. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  6. Jha, Dilip Kumar (4 July 2016). "Soybean output likely to witness 11-year low". Business Standard. Retrieved 31 August 2017.


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