Soya beans is grown by all types of farmers - from rural, small scale to larger scale commercial farmers. Like the other varieties, soya beans can be grown in most parts of the country in Zimbabwe. Most Zimbabwean farmers plant soya beans during the farming season while some actually plant it outside the farming season, as a rotation crop with maize, cotton or wheat. The crop can be planted in both heavy textured or lighter texture soils. The water requirement levels varies depending on the soil type. It requires reliable rainfall, particularly from flowering to pod maturity. Soya bean is used as an affordable source for protein for livestock feed and used also for producing products for human consumption such as oil, soya mince, margarine just to name a few.