Edible insects: a neglected resource for food security in Africa

10 July 2019

Insects are part of the diet for humans and domesticated animals in many African cultures. Insect farming has great potential to contribute to food security by increasing the essential nutrients–protein and micronutrients–in human and livestock diets. To this end, IITA scientists and partners reviewed sand consolidated available evidence of postharvest technologies for edible insects in Africa (https://cgspace.cgiar.org/handle/10568/93015), identifying new research areas that can enhance the access to and consumption of edible insects as a resource for increasing food security and nutrient quality.

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