Food and nutrition insecurity remain a major challenge in sub-Saharan Africa due to especially limited access to proteins. Protein is often the most expensive ingredient in human food and animal feeds. Insects have been identified to be an inexpensive alternative source of animal protein for food and feeds due to their nutritional value and efficiency in food conversion. However, the development of insect technology for food and feed is hampered by limited capacity in research, training, outreach and technology development and transfer.

Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST) has established the Africa Center of Excellence in Sustainable Use of Insects as Food and Feeds (INSEFOODS) with funding from the World Bank. INSEFOODS is one of the 24 competitively selected centers at universities in eastern and southern Africa under the World Bank’s Eastern and Southern Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence Project II (ACE II). The development objective of the ACE II is to strengthen selected eastern and southern African higher education institutions to deliver quality post-graduate education and build collaborative research capacity in the regional priority areas.
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