Summer School Insects as Food & Feed

Looking for a new and exciting way to contribute to a circular food chain? Join us for our Summer School on insects as food and feed. Discover the challenges and opportunities of rearing insects for sustainable consumption and animal feed. Learn about the optimal production design and facilities needed to farm and process insect protein, an alternative protein source and potential meat substitute. With low environmental impact and high nutritional value, insects as food and feed offer interesting solutions to the world's food problem.

Don't miss this chance to explore a cutting-edge alternative protein source, and sign up for our Summer School today.

Organised by Wageningen Academy
Duration 5 days

The Summer School will be scheduled again in 2024.
Provisional dates 2024: 1 – 5 July 2024 (welcome reception Sunday 30 June)

Why follow this summer school?

This Summer School aims 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.

I really enjoyed the Summer School. The programme was very saturated and well organised. The invited lecturers were great, providing us with valuable and useful information on insects and related issues and news. The main value of Summer School attendance is my established contacts with scientists, industry representatives and other course participants.
Ilga Gedrovica, Assistant Professor at Latvia University of Agriculture

Is this Summer School for you?

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

Programme & topics

The Summer School offers a varied and attractive mix of high-profile lectures, practical cases, group work and a field trip. Leading international experts from Wageningen University & Research, other research institutes and private companies are engaged in this programme. Please note that the website features a complete list of all speakers for your reference. There are plenty of opportunities to interact with the experts and between participants.

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

You can download the flyer with the course schedule and complete list of worldwide renowned eperts involved.

Practical information

The course fee is € 2,750.- per person and covers tuition, course materials including the book “Insects as food and feed: from production to consumption”, lunches, 2 dinners and a field trip to Thomas More, KU Leuven and the Insect Pilot
Plant in Belgium. Hotel accommodation is not included in the course fee.

For PhD students we offer a reduced course fee of €1,995.-

Participants & welcome

The Summer School on Insects as Food and Feed welcomes between 25 and 40 participants to explore the exciting world of insect protein as a sustainable and nutritious alternative now and in the future. The program kicks off with a warm welcome and introduction on Sunday evening, July 2, 2023, setting the stage for an engaging week of learning and networking with fellow professionals and experts in the field.

Stay informed

Questions? Contact Wageningen Academy.