Summer School

Online 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 nourishing the world and feed a circular economy.

Organised by Wageningen Academy

Mon 21 June 2021 until Fri 2 July 2021

Duration 2 weeks / 40 hours in total
Location Online

You can still register to join this online course. However, to ensure your participation it is required to pay on short notice. After registration you get the information to do so. Questions ? Send an email to

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 or download the flyer.

Why join this programme?

The aim of this online 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.

For whom is this Summer School?

This online programme is designed for everybody with an interest in insects as food and feed. Professional from both the private sector and the public sector are welcome as well as academics.

Programme and topics

The online Summer School offers you an attractive mix of live online Q&A sessions, self-study including 20 hours pre-recorded Weblectures from international renowned experts, supporting PDFs, and group assignments. In the live sessions you can interact directly with the experts and fellow participants to explore how to apply new insights in your daily practice. This course gives you an in-depth view on the following topics:

  • 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

Leading international experts from Wageningen University & Research, other research institutes and private companies are engaged in this programme. The live Q&A sessions give you the opportunity to interact with the experts and between participants. Here you can find the full list of speakers.

The first live session is on Monday 21 June. In total 8 live online Q&A sessions with the speakers are scheduled on week days. These sessions all start between 15.00-16.00 hrs Amsterdam time-zone and last appr. 60-90 minutes, are recorded and can be watched later.

Participants will receive 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.

Stay informed

You can register for the Online Summer School Insects as Food & Feed or download the flyer. Questions? Contact the programme manager Monique Tulp-Jansen.