Insects for green economy.

Mass- production of insects can contribute to the food supply both now and in the future. GREEiNSECT is a collaborative research consortium of universities and private partners aiming to investigate how mass-production of selected insect species can be developed in Kenya as a nutritious food source, as well as a a novel protein source for animal feed. The partners will investigate the technical aspects of developing insect mass-rearing systems in Kenya; their applications to food, nutrition, and feed security; andtheir economic and social impacts and acceptance. Together this research will advise the potential of ‘greening’ the agricultural sector via insect production systems. GREEiNSECT contributes to research capacity building in Kenya by supporting PhD studies in the fields of insect production, food product development, and economics.



University of Copenhagen – Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports
Nanna Roos

Project funding

  • The Consultative Research Committee for Development Research (FFU)
  • Danish International Development Assistance (Danida)
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark

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