WHY INSECT FEED?
Nigeria is one of Africa’s fastest growing economies and populations, with a projected 402 million inhabitants by 2050, with a growing middle class and rising GDP growth rate (currently impacted by COVID-19). Despite this growth, Nigeria still faces challenges regarding food security, employment and reliance on imported commodities, and therefore foreign exchange rates (FOREX).
Through the Insect4Feed project, the Nigerian and Dutch government are collaborating to promote the implementation of circular agricultural solutions in the animal feed industry.
The Insect4Feed project will consist of activities classified into 5 Horizons. Each of these horizons will focus on a specific part of the ecosystem that will be built to support Nigeria’s insect production sector.