Summer School Insects as Food & Feed

Summer School

Summer School Insects as Food & Feed

The field of rearing insects for human food and animal feed is new. 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 the insects in an optimal way? This Summer School will address the entire chain from genetics to farming, handling/logistics, processing, marketing and consumption.

Organised by Wageningen Academy

Mon 22 June 2020 until Fri 26 June 2020

Duration 5 days
Location Wageningen Campus
Price description Special PhD price available
Price EUR 2,495.00

Registration deadline: 20 May 2020, or until the maximum number of participants is reached.
Price: Per person, € 2.495,- for industry / € 1.995,- for a limited number of PhD students. The course fee covers tuition, course materials incl. the book Insects as food and feed: from production to consumption, refreshments, lunches, 2 dinners and excursions. Hotel accommodation is not included in the course fee.
Min/Max participants:
4.8 (scale 1 to 5), 2019 edition

Results for you

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. Rearing, handling, processing and consumption of insects as food and feed are discussed. You will learn how to apply this information in your daily practice by developing strategies.

The insects as food and feed summer school gave me an opportunity to learn about different areas of the edible insect industry. In addition, the summer school gave me an opportunity to meet new people in the field. I really had a wonderful time!
Sanna Barrand, PhD, Director Outsquare Foods PTy Ltd., Australia

Programme and topics

The Summer School offers a varied and attractive mix of high profile lectures, practical cases, group work and company visits. Together you will explore the future challenges and opportunities of insects as food and feed. 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. This course gives participants an in-depth view on:
- Insect rearing and processing
- Insects and nutrition
- Insects for food, feed and cosmetic industry
- Insect and food safety, legislation
- Insects and consumers, marketing and promotion

Target audience

This programme is designed for professionals with an interest in insects as food and feed, both private sector, public sector and academics are welcome.


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

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