Piloting insect farming in Ethiopia

In 2022, icipe in partnership with the Swiss Agency for Cooperation and Development (SDC) launched the Scaling-Up Insect-Based Protein Feed Technologies and Practices for Enhanced Poultry Production in Ethiopia (SIPFEED). Through SIPFEED,icipe and partners have demonstrated the numerous benefits of insect-based feeds and insect-composted organic fertiliser.

Read more: https://www.sdc-foodsystems.ch/en/farming-insects

(l-r): Eyob Kefeni (PhD student, Hawassa university, Ethiopia) and Abyalew Moges (Research Assistant, icipe), pictured with branded black soldier fly products (dried larvae and frass fertiliser), during a recent stakeholders visit to the insect farming pilot and demonstration site at Hawassa University, Ethiopia.