Edible Insect Project Launched at Makerere

12 April 2018

Makerere University in collaboration with the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) who are both THRiVE partner organisations on 5th April 2018 launched the INSBIZ project (INSect- based agriBIZness) for sustainable grasshopper and cricket production and processing for food in Kenya and Uganda. The Project will be co- implemented by a number of industrial partners and collaborators including Agrarian Systems (U) Ltd., Treasure Industries (K) Ltd., Nutreal (U) Ltd., Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) and Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS).The project aims to contribute to improved food and nutritional security, job creation and income generation and, reduction of the gender gap for the most vulnerable groups (youths and women) in East Africa in general and specifically in Kenya and Uganda through insect rearing and processing. It also intends to increase the population’s awareness about edible insects and create a favourable policy environment for edible insects use in both countries. For more information

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