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VLIR-UOS (2016)

Using the edible insect Ruspolia differens to enhance food security in East Africa

Food Insect Africa

VLIR-UOS - Vlaamse Interuniversitaire Raad - Flemish Interuniversity Council

Titre : Using the edible insect Ruspolia differens to enhance food security in East Africa

Pays : Kenya

Durée : 01/07/2016 - 30/04/2021

Descriptif
The global surge in demand for cheap alternative and sustainable protein sources has led to the UNFAO advocating the use of edible insects. In Sub-Saharan Africa, entomophagy based on harvesting from the wild is already being practiced, but is associated with many challenges such as seasonal availability, sustainability issues, pathogen risks and high perishability of the harvested insects. This project will focus on the sustainable rearing, nutrient content and microbial safety of R. differens to contribute to enhancing food security.

Promoteurs : Jozef Vanden Broeck // John Kinyuru

Partenaires : KU Leuven // Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology - Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology

Budget : € 299.300

Présentation : VLIR-UOS

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