Nutrition and Education International (NEI) is an international NGO based in Pasadena CA NEI Vision End malnutrition among impoverished women and children living in high mortality regions. NEI Mission Since 2003 NEI has been developing a sustainable Afghanistan soy industry by collaborating and partnering with many Afghan ministries and international food security organizations. Did you know that one ton of soybean seeds can yield up to forty tons of consumable soy? Who would have thought that such a little bean could do so much? The harvest from one ton of soy can provide 10,000 families of six with enough protein for three months. That is why NEI is working with local farmers to develop a soy seed market in Afghanistan. A developed seed market can ensure the access to a reliable domestic source of soybean seeds. In 2010, we finally reached all 34 provinces and over 2,000 farmers. Farmers use harvested soybeans to nourish their families and sell the surplus to soy flour factories.