Persone, alimentazione e ambiente.

BCFN YES! 2016

Achieving food sovereignty with edible insects: Breaking the cycle of poverty and malnutrition

Darja Dobermann
Darja Dobermann
Germany
Rothamsted Research and University of Nottingham - Great Britain
Germany
Charlotte Payne
Charlotte Payne
Great Britain
University of Cambridge - Great Britain
Great Britain

We’ve an exciting idea to adapt existing food culture to improve nutrition. Combining our experience and expertise with BCFN’s support, we can make it happen.

The global agri-food system is jeopardized by an intergenerational sequence of poverty, food insecurity and environmental degradation. Our project tackles multiple aspects of this cycle simultaneously. We will improve nutrition using Cirina butyrospermi, an iron- and protein rich traditional food in West Africa, while also developing access to a consistent local supply. We will pilot a complementary feeding programme using fortified maternal and infant food, and we will develop and pilot a year-round C. butyrospermi rearing method for smallholder farmers. C. butyrospermi is nutritionally and culturally appropriate. It has a short lifespan with a high feed conversion ratio, ideal for smallholder rearing. Our project will be based in Burkina Faso, where we have consulted with stakeholders and conducted preliminary research. Our project has the potential to significantly impact poverty-driven food insecurity in this region, and to generate results with widespread application.

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