Summer School

Summer School Insects as Food & Feed

The field of rearing insects for human food and animal feed is new and exciting. There are many challenges in bringing insects on the market. How can we rear insects in a sustainable way with low environmental impact and contributing to a circular economy? What type of production design and facilities are needed to farm and process insects in an optimal way? Is it economically interesting solution? Together you explore this new alternative protein source that can play a major role in making the food chain circular and be part of solving the world food problem.

Organised by Wageningen Academy

Mon 29 August 2022 until Fri 2 September 2022

Duration 1 week
Scholarship PhD discount
Course Format On-site
Credits Certificate

Registration deadline: 31 July 2022
Register directly or download the flyer.

Why join this programme?

The aim of this Summer School is to learn the basic principles behind the factors that affect all processes in the insect production and consumption chain. Rearing, handling, processing and consumption of insects as food and feed are discussed. Together you will explore the future challenges and opportunities of insects as food and feed and how to apply new insights in your daily practice.

For whom is this Summer School?

This programme 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.

Programme and topics

The Summer School offers a varied and attractive mix of high profile lectures, practical cases, group work and a field trip.

This course gives you an in-depth view on:
• Insect rearing and processing
• Insects and nutrition
• Insects for food, feed and cosmetics
• Insect and food safety, legislation
• Insects and consumers, marketing and promotion

Leading international experts from Wageningen University & Research, other research institutes and private companies are engaged in this programme. There are plenty opportunities to interact with the experts and between participants.
You can find the full list of involved experts by clicking here.

Participants will receive, as a part of the course materials, a free copy of the book Insects as food and feed: from production to consumption.


The course leader is A (Arnold) van Huis, former Wageningen University, Laboratory of Entomology.

More information & registration

Register directly for this Summer School or download the flyer. Questions? Contact the programme manager Monique Tulp-Jansen.