SMP-18007 Insects of Africa: Developing business oppotunities for insects in Eastern Africa (BO-48-002-005)

Project: EZproject

Project Details


 Aim(s) of the project

The project will (1) provide an analysis of the current state of affairs of utilization of insects for animal feed in East Africa and (2) will offer an overview of investment opportunities for Dutch companies and knowledge institutes involved in insect research and production and (3) will outline potential relevant public and private partners through:

-listing growth in demand for protein sources in animal feed

-describe the need for alternative protein sources for animal feed

-analyse which areas are most in need of new sources of protein in animal feed.

-summarizing the current regulations with respect to rearing of insects and the use of insects in animal feed

The findings will be integrated to develop a more comprehensive view on utilization of insects as an alternative source of protein for animal feed. The focus is not only on research and technology transfer, but also on investigating the options for knowledge utilisation through intensive collaboration with Dutch and Kenyan private companies and Dutch and Kenyan agricultural education institutes active in insect development.



Effective start/end date1/01/1831/12/18