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? The Summer School will address the entire chain from genetics to farming, handling/logistics, processing, marketing and consumption.

Organisator Wageningen Academy
Duur 5 days
Locatie Wageningen Campus

This Summer School will be scheduled again in 2020.
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Practical information
Price indication € 2.495,- for industry / € 1.995,- for a limited number of PhD students
Min /Max participants 25 - 40
Rating 4.8 (scale 1 to 5), 2019 edition

Programme and topics

The Summer School offers a varied and attractive mix of lectures, practical cases, group work and an excursion day trip. Together you will explore the future challenges and opportunities. Leading international experts from The Netherlands and abroad are engaged in this Summer School. They are from Wageningen University & Research, other research institutes and private companies. There are plenty opportunities to interact with lecturers and between participants. The programme 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 Group

This Summer School is designed for professionals working in:
- The private sector e.g. food and feed industry, insect
rearing companies and waste disposal companies.
- The public sector e.g. international agencies, ministries,
governmental and non-governmental agencies.
- Academic institutions: universities and research


The aim of this Summer School is for participants to learn the basic principles behind the factors that affect all processes in the insect production and consumption chain from rearing, handling, processing and consuming insects as food or feed and understand how to
apply this information in their daily practice by developing


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

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