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Flying Food

Kenya /Ouganda

Titre : Flying Food

Pays : Kenya /Ouganda

Identification : NL-KVK-56484038-C_003792

Date/Durée : 01-Jan-2014 // 31-Déc-2017

Addressing food shortages in the region, the traditional habits of eating insects and the need to create economic opportunities in Uganda and Kenya, the Flying Food project aims to develop an inclusive value chain on rearing crickets for consumption and marketing. The programme is led by TNO and implemented by ICCO Cooperation in partnership with ADS, BoPInc, and private sector partners Venik and Jagran and knowledge institutions (HAS Den Bosch and BUC). The programme is funded by FDOV

Insects like lake flies, termites, grass hoppers and crickets are traditionally collected and consumed in Kenya and Uganda and are highly nutritious. A 2011 market exploration in Kisumu, Kenya confirmed that > 80% of the population consume insects whenever they are in season and are interested in processed insects as ingredient for other products. Since 2010 a consortium of Dutch and Kenyan partners are supporting farmers in Kisumu to pilot the rearing of crickets for consumption. During 2012 SIDA allocated funding to carry the pilot further and analyze opportunities for commercialization. In the Masaka region of Uganda up to 250 local entrepreneurs collect, process and trade grasshoppers on large scale during two short periods per year, which is a lucrative business. Based on these experiences a multi-annual proposal for the development of inclusive value chains on crickets for consumption in Kenya and Uganda was formulated.

Output : 1. 4,000 small farmers increased income with 200 Euro /year (approximately 30% increase) ; 2. 750,000 servings of cricket (derived) products are purchased per month for 200,000 BoP consumers 3. 4 viable cricket processing/retail enterprises functioning, handling 55,000 kg crickets/month 4. cricket knowledge and service centre functioning in Kenya and Uganda
Outcome : • 4000 small farmers improved livelihood and food security • 200,000 BoP consumers improved food security • Model for up-scaling and replication of inclusive cricket value chain
Local food systems form the basis for food security. Our vision of success is that over 1,000,000 people at the BoP have access to affordable, nutritious and tasty food by including crickets in their menu. We will realize a system innovation by shifting from seasonally collecting insects in the wild to a year round supply of crickets and/or grasshoppers. With a market-based approach at least 4,000 small scale cricket farms will be established in Kenya and Uganda and a sustainable value chain will be developed. Outputs of our initiative are : • a proven concept of a small scale cricket farm, based on locally available materials ; • knowledge on locally available feed for crickets ; • 4,000 small scale insects farms – extra activity of current farmers ; • several enterprises between farmers (cooperatives) and markets (retailers) • a learning alliance/ entrepreneurial network to support both farmers and entrepreneurs with technical and business knowledge • a coalition / partnership to exchange north-south knowledge and experience • technical knowledge on processing, preservation, food-design and recipes with crickets • the innovation and commercialization of new food products with crickets and/or grasshoppers as ingredient (like flour, cakes, samosa’s, meatballs, snacks, etc.) • a business model for farmers and enterprise (Canvas approach) • a learning environment for starters in insect farming based on empowerment and education on entrepreneurial skills, also to recruit new entrepreneurs • scaling strategies for Kenya and Uganda • marketing campaigns in Kenya and Uganda • a model for replication, to transfer to at least 2 unidentified African countrie

Mise en oeuvre : ACK Development Services – Nyanza
Suivi : ICCO Cooperation
Financement : FDOV

Budget total : 143 000 EUR

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