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Insect products as feed in Kenya (ILIPA)

Insects food Kenya

Titre : Insect products as feed in Kenya (ILIPA)

Pays : Kenya

Durée : January 1, 2016 – October 14, 2019

The main objective of the project is to establish profitable community-led agro-enterprises for commercial production of safe and high quality insect- based feeds for the poultry, pig and fish industries to improve livelihood and promote youths and women employment through capacity building on the use of insects as a source of feed for livestock production.

Poultry, pig and fish farming are the fastest growing agribusiness activities in East Africa. However, the high cost of feeds greatly hampers profitable gains for small and medium-holder farmers in these sectors. There is a research need for alternative sources of low-cost feed supplements. The proposed project “Improving livelihood by increasing livestock production in Africa : An agribusiness model to commercially produce high quality insect-based protein ingredients for chicken, fish and pig industries (ILIPA)” exploits the potential of insects, mainly the black soldier fly (BSF), Hermetia illucens in commercial production of a low-cost, high-quality protein source to supplement feeds for poultry, pig and fish farmers.

Through its consortium partners, the project creates awareness and market opportunities in production of insect-based protein for the livestock industry. The project works with youth and women farmer groups to build their capacity to rear BSF and market thereby ensuring farmer participation in establishment of intensive insect-based agribusiness enterprises. The consortium will also engage in research to assure high nutrition and microbial safety of the insect-based protein products.

Partenaires  : Wageningen UR - Laboratory of Entomology The Netherlands Sanergy Kenya KALRO - Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization Kenya ICIPE - International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology Kenya SECAEC - Solidaridad East & Central Africa Expertise Centre East & Central Africa

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