Farming edible insects and promoting entomophagy in the Democratic Republic of Congo

FAO research shows that promoting the consumption of edible insects is a sustainable way to combat chronic malnutrition as well as create new income generating opportunities in Kinshasa.

This two year project is the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s immediate response under the ‘Plan National d’Investissement Agricole (PNIA)’ to stimulate further growth in the agriculture sector during the period 2013 – 2020. The project focuses on strengthening the traditional role of insects in local diets while enhancing the sustainability, safety and efficiency of insect farming, processing and consumption. A wide range of partners and beneficiaries will be involved: 1000 people will be trained in insect rearing and processing techniques to become insect farmers and further train others after project termination.

last updated:  Friday, December 5, 2014