The field of rearing insects for human food and animal feed is new and exciting, but there are many challenges in bringing insects on the market: How can we rear insects in a sustainable way with low environmental impact and contribute to a circular economy? What type of production design and facilities are needed to farm and process insects in an optimal way? Is it an economically interesting solution? In this program, you explore this new alternative protein source that can play a major role in nourishing the world and feeding a circular economy.
This (online) program is not scheduled yet.
You can already show your interest.
Why join this program?
The aim of this Summer School for participants is to learn the basic principles behind the factors that affect all processes in the insect production and consumption chain from rearing, handling, processing, and consuming insects as food or feed and understand how to apply this information in their daily practice by developing strategies.
For whom is this Summer School?
This program is designed for everybody with an interest in insects as food and feed. Professionals from both the private sector and the public sector are welcome as well as academics.
Program and topics
The Summer School offers a varied and attractive mix of lectures, practical cases, group work, and company visits. Together you will explore the future challenges and opportunities:
- Insect rearing and processing
- Insects and nutrition
- Insects for food, feed, and cosmetic industry
- Insects and food safety, legislation
- Insects and consumers, marketing and promotion
International experts from Wageningen University & Research, other research institutes, and private companies are engaged in this program. The full list of involved experts 2022 will be published later.
The program includes a welcome reception on Sunday evening 28 August 2022.
Participants will receive a free copy of the book Insects as food and feed: from production to consumption.
The course leader is prof.dr.ir. A (Arnold) van Huis, former Wageningen University, Laboratory of Entomology.