A programme to increase sustainable soya production in Europe, for Europe
Soybeans are the largest global source of plant-based protein, and a vital element in food production. The EU imports an equivalent of 35-40 million tonnes of soybeans annually, sourcing significant amounts from areas with sensitive ecosystems under threat from deforestation, such as the Amazon rainforest and Cerrado savanna. Donau Soja supports the increased cultivation of sustainable non-GMO soya in, and for Europe. There is huge potential to grow soya in non-EU countries including the Ukraine, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Moldova.
Protein Partnerships – an alternative to credits from overseas
Protein Partnerships are designed as an alternative to credits from overseas. Protein Partnerships are a simple tool for supporting and building up safe and sustainable non-GMO soya production in Europe, and at a relatively low cost compared to physically segregated and certified products. They also strengthen the first link in the physical value chain, as well as investing in training and certifying farmers and primary collectors.
The Protein partnerships are designed to achieve the following:
How it works
Protein Partnerships Brochure 2024
Donau Soja Protein Partnerships
A Donau Soja Programme to increase sustainable non-GM soya production in Europe for Europe
Activities and partners in Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina & Ukraine
Donau Soja Academy
Within Protein Partnerships our regional teams collaborate with experts from diverse soybean production areas, offering valuable insights for sustainable, GMO-free soybean cultivation aligned with Donau Soja association standards.
Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
More information on our activities in Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Get to know our certified partners in Ukraine for the 2023/24 season.