Protein: Insects for animal feed

An ‘INSFEED’ project is enabling fish and poultry farmers in Kenya to use insect- based feeds to mitigate the rising costs of animal feeds and to cope with high demand for food and animal feed. Edible insects provide superior protein to that obtained from plant supplements, a good source of vitamins and amino acids for livestock.

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.