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.
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.
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 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 prof.dr.ir. A (Arnold) van Huis, former Wageningen University, Laboratory of Entomology.
You can or . Questions? Contact the programme manager Monique Tulp-Jansen.