Legalization of dried insect products for feed in Kenya and Uganda

21. November 2017

Dried insect products for animal feed recently approved in two African countries

Animal feed and feed proteins in particular, provides an enormous challenge when it comes to animal husbandry in many African countries – especially in the field of poultry and fish farming. Searching for an alternative source of protein for Kenia and Uganda the project partners of INSEED were delving into nutrition, microbial safety as well as the efficiency and value of insects for feeding poultry or fish. In cooperation with the governments these efforts finally resulted in the development of the now applicable standards for both countries: Dried insect products are allowed for being used in all animal and fish feedstuff. Though the amount of production in Kenia and Uganda presently still is relatively low, insect protein ideally will certainly replace fishmeal as animal feed component to a great extent.

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