ILIPA: Improving livelihood by increasing livestock production in Africa

ILIPA is the newest addition to icipe’s portifolio on insects as feed, through a collaboration with Wageningen University. The initiative aims to exploit the commercial potential of insects, mainly the black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens, in production of affordable, high-quality protein for poultry, pig and fish industries. To create an effective agribusiness model, the project partners will conduct research that will ensure high nutrition and microbial safety of the insect-based protein products. The research will also focus on creating awareness and identifying market opportunities for the technology. A participatory approach will be used, involving farmer groups, with particular focus on women and youth.


  • The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)