SMP 2118 Insect oil as a high-quality animal feed ingredient in Uganda (BO-69-002-029)

  • Vernooij, Adriaan (Project Leader)

Project: EZproject

Project Details


Insect oil, pressed from larvae, has shown to be a valuable source of energy for these animals. A newly established insect production company in Kampala, Marula Agribusiness is using waste from city markets in the city an intends to also produce insect oil as a specialised product needed by the animal feed industry in Uganda. Insect oil production in piglet feed has been experimented with in The Netherlands and these experiences can be used to apply, locally adapted, production processes in Uganda. The production will take place on the facilities of Marula Agribusiness in Kampala and on the farms of many small-scale insect producers who will be supported by Marula Agribusiness in production and marketing in an outgrowers scheme.

Effective start/end date1/01/2131/12/21