Summer School Insects as Food and 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
Number of students 25 - 40
Price EUR 2,750.00
Price description This includes the book “Insects as food and feed: from production to consumption”, other course materials, lunches, 2 dinners and a field trip to Thomas More, KU Leuven and the Insect Pilot Plant in Belgium. Hotel accommodation is not included. Reduced price for PhD students: €2225.

This Summer School is not open for registration. You can already show your interest.

The information on the webpage refers to the 2024 edition

Target audience

This programme is designed for everybody with an interest in insects as food and feed protein sources. Professionals from both the private sector and the public sector are welcome as well as academics. The programme offers an engaging week of learning and networking with fellow professionals and experts in the field.

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of this programme, you will be able to:

  • Explain the basic principles behind the factors that affect all processes in the insect production and consumption chain: rearing, handling, processing and consumption.
  • Apply new insights in the challenges and opportunities of insects as food and feed in your daily practice.


The Summer School offers lectures from leading international experts, academics from Wageningen University & Research, practical cases and a day-trip to the Insect Pilot Plant and research groups in Belgium.

There are plenty opportunities to interact with the experts and professionals, together looking for new and exciting ways to contribute to circular food chains.

This course gives you an in-depth view on the following topics:

  • Rearing and processing
  • Nutrition and health
  • Other applications than food and feed
  • Processing and conservation
  • Food safety and legislation
  • Consumers, marketing and promotion

Please download the flyer for the full programme and list of speakers.


After attending the summer school you will receive a certificate.

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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