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Insect Study Commission SC

Dubrovnik, Croatia, 27th to 31st August 2018

The titles of the four sessions organised by the Insect Study Commission are:
  • High quality insects for sustainable feed (biomass as substrate for insect rearing and effects on insect composition, nutritional requirements of insects, novel processing approaches of insect products, improving shelf-life of insect products, environmental and socio-economic sustainability, LCA, quality standardisation)
  •  Cost effective insect production (upscaling of insect production, rearing systems, insect health/diseases, reduction of manpower through automation/logistics, housing, ventilation, energy use, breeding)
  •  Effects of insect-containing feeds on animal health, welfare and performance (feeding value of insects (products) in feed for livestock, functional properties related to animal health and welfare, bio-active components in insects, inclusion levels of insects in feed for livestock)
  • Safety and regulatory issues in insect production (safe products (vegetables, former foodstuffs), HACCP, standardisation of methods and parameters, regulatory issues, consumer acceptance of insects in feed, ethical aspects, methods to distinguish insect protein from other protein sources).

Abstracts fot the four sessions can be submitted soonvia the following link


INvertebrateIT

Producing alternative feeds and improving availability while reducing their footprint and cost, is a must for competitive aquaculture in the EU. INvertebrateIT aims to promote and facilitate invertebrate production to boost aquaculture in the EU Atlantic basin, and to help develop transversal value chains accessible to SMEs and strategic for coastal regions, assisting in diversification and integration towards Blue Growth and a more Circular Economy. The project aims to deliver three bankable commercial projects implemented through public private partnerships by 2019, and to support overall advance in the medium to long term.

To do so, a contest for ideas for SMEs was launched. Three selected projects will receive technical and business support, including mentoring, match-making, access to funds and assistance vouchers up to €10,000. You can submit your proposal online until 15th January 2018.

For more informations, please click here


The impact of cricket farming on rural livelihoods, nutrition and the environment in Thailand and Kenya by Afton Halloran. PhD thesis submitted to the University of Copenhagen, August 2017.

After three and a half years of research in collaboration with GREEiNSECT, Afton Halloran has released her thesis paper focusing on cricket farming in Thailand and Kenya. The report highlights that although countries such as Thailand have been engaged in insect rearing for many years, appropriate legislation is not in place, where as in Kenya there is a fundamental lack of awareness about the potential of cricket rearing among local farmers. Halloran also investigates the environmental impact of cricket farming in Kenya and Thailand, as well as providing recommendations for further development.

To read the paper in full, please click here

Events & Meetings

The 2nd International Conference “Insects to Feed the World” (IFW 2018) will take place during 15-20 May, 2018 in Wuhan, China, and is organized by Huazhong Agricultural University. To know more details: (link)


EAAP annual meeting in Dubrovnik (Croatia) 2018