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Insect Study Commission SC

Dubrovnik, Croatia, 27th to 31st August 2018

The preliminary program for the EAAP Insect Seminar on 29 August 2018 is available. The EAAP Study Commission Insects is happy to announce that we can present an attractive program for anyone interested in insect business and science. Two sessions on insects are included in the program: Session 36 on Cost effective insect production and high quality insects for feed and Session 47 on Safety, regulatory issues and effects of insects in animal feed. Five excellent keynote speakers are included, 14 oral presentations and  as well as 8 poster presentations. We kindly invite you to participate, please register!


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.

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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